A Genealogy of Violence, from Light to the Autoimmune

Diacritics 38 (1/2):121-142 (2008)
Samir Haddad
Fordham University
This essay explores the treatment of violence in Derrida's ethico-political work, stressing the underlying continuity of Derrida's thinking of politics, from his first reading of Levinas to one of the last notions he developed, autoimmunity. Haddad analyzes the use to which the idea of a “lesser violence” has been put, arguing that it is incompatible with Derrida's other claims
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