Cruelty and its vicissitudes: Jacques Derrida and the future of psychoanalysis

Southern Journal of Philosophy 50 (s1):143-159 (2012)
Abstract
This paper discusses Jacques Derrida's Death Penalty Seminars (two consecutive seminars he gave at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in 1999–2000 and 2000–2001), as well as his 2000 Paris address to the States General of Psychoanalysis entitled “Psychoanalysis Searches the States of Its Soul.” The paper is magnetized by two questions: what does it mean to say, as Derrida says in his provocative statement at the end of his 1999 seminar, “even when the death penalty will have been abolished . . . it will survive, there will still be some death penalty [même quand la peine de mort sera abolie . . . elle survivra, il y en aura encore]”? And why is psychoanalysis in a privileged position to address “this irreducible thing in the life of the animate being” that is the possibility of cruelty?
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
 
Download options
PhilPapers Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 10,561
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Similar books and articles
Jacques Derrida (2002). Without Alibi. Stanford University Press.
Matthias Fritsch (2012). Derrida on the Death Penalty. Southern Journal of Philosophy 50 (s1):56-73.
Peggy Kamuf (2012). Protocol: Death Penalty Addiction. Southern Journal of Philosophy 50 (s1):5-19.
Geoffrey Bennington (2012). Rigor; or, Stupid Uselessness. Southern Journal of Philosophy 50 (s1):20-38.
Kas Saghafi (2012). The Death Penalty, in Other Words, Philosophy. Southern Journal of Philosophy 50 (s1):136-142.
Analytics

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2012-08-10

Total downloads

3 ( #288,716 of 1,098,129 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #283,807 of 1,098,129 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Start a new thread
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.