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- Rethinking Justice with Kierkegaard, Levinas, and Derrida.Sarah Elizabeth Roberts - 2000 - Dissertation, Purdue UniversityFor a long time the call for justice has been heard as a call to settle accounts---to give people what they deserve, to pay what is owed. It is widely accepted that the fair treatment of persons involves a certain economy of desert, a certain tracking of moral credits and debts. As such, justice seems to be wholly distinct from gift-giving. As Derrida has argued, to have a gift, there must be no exchange, no debt incurred or paid. Historically, philosophers (...)