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King-Ho Leung
University of St. Andrews
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This article offers a reading of Jacques Derrida’s account of “religion” and “life” in his seminal essay “Faith and Knowledge.” Applying Derrida’s aporetic structure of “X without X” to his remarks on religion and life in “Faith and Knowledge,” this article suggests that underlying Derrida’s endeavor to “think religion abstractly” is a radical re-conception not only of religion as “religion without religion” but moreover a re-imagination of life as “life without life” that breaks away from the traditional metaphysical understandings of life and religion.
Keywords Derrida  religion  life  survival  abstraction  “Faith and Knowledge”
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DOI 10.14394/eidos.jpc.2021.0026
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