David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Philosophy and Social Criticism 38 (3):257-288 (2012)
In 1981, after 20 years of teaching and writing philosophy, Derrida claimed that ‘less than ever’ did he ‘know what philosophy is’. Indeed, his ‘knowledge of what ... constitutes the essence of philosophy’ remained ‘at zero degree’. 1 These were not flippant remarks. Rather, Derrida’s avowed uncertainty is part of a more general metaphilosophical view; namely, that ‘Philosophy has a way of being at home with itself that consists in not being at home with itself’. 2 In this article I will critically reconstruct and develop this view, paying particular attention to the ‘institutional’ dimension of contemporary philosophy
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Through your library||Configure|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Bob Plant (2012). Philosophical Diversity and Disagreement. Metaphilosophy 43 (5):567-591.
Similar books and articles
Jacques Derrida (2002). Who's Afraid of Philosophy?: Right to Philosophy. Stanford University Press.
J. Hillis Miller (2009). For Derrida. Fordham University Press.
Kas Saghafi (2010). Apparitions--Of Derrida's Other. Fordham University Press.
Chiara Alfano (2012). Strange Frequencies – Reading Hamlet with Derrida and Nancy. Derrida Today 5 (2):214-231.
Christopher Johnson (1993). System and Writing in the Philosophy of Jacques Derrida. Cambridge University Press.
Sergeiy Sandler (2007). Habermas, Derrida, and the Genre Distinction Between Fiction and Argument. International Studies in Philosophy 39 (4):103-119.
Edward Baring (2011). The Young Derrida and French Philosophy, 1945-1968. Cambridge University Press.
Jack Reynolds, Jacques Derrida. Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Martin Hägglund (2008). Radical Atheism: Derrida and the Time of Life. Stanford University Press.
J. Hillis Miller (2008). Touching Derrida Touching Nancy: The Main Traits of Derrida's Hand. Derrida Today 1 (2):145-166.
Hisashi Fujita (2012). University with Conditions: A Deconstructive Reading of Derrida's “the University Without Condition”. Southern Journal of Philosophy 50 (2):250-272.
Robert Smith (1995). Derrida and Autobiography. Cambridge University Press.
Added to index2012-01-06
Total downloads14 ( #95,238 of 1,088,811 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #69,666 of 1,088,811 )
How can I increase my downloads?