Philosophy Today 64 (2):305-323 (2020)

Abstract
This paper tracks Derrida’s allusion to the “phoenix motif” in the recently published Life Death seminar, showing how it foreshadows and overlaps with the political problematic of “national humanism” made explicit in Geschlecht III. I argue that, be it in Hegel, Fichte, Nietzsche, or Heidegger, biological life is always in the service of a spiritual life that finds its breath in a certain reappropriation of the German idiom. Following Derrida, I argue that this “philosophy-of-life German” introduces a sinister equivocality between these thinkers and National Socialism, and this in spite of all their prudence to shield their discourses from such a co-option.
Keywords Catholic Tradition  Contemporary Philosophy  Continental Philosophy
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
DOI 10.5840/philtoday2020426332
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

PhilArchive copy


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 54,431
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.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Heidegger’s National-Humanism.Rodrigo Bueno Therezo - 2018 - Research in Phenomenology 48 (1):1-28.
From Neutral Dasein to a Gentle Twofold.Rodrigo Therezo - 2019 - Philosophy Today 63 (2):491-511.
Of Spirit: Heidegger and Derrida on Metaphysics, Ethics, and National Socialism.David Ross Fryer - 1996 - Inquiry: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Philosophy 39 (1):21 – 44.
When Silence Strikes: Derrida, Heidegger, Mallarmé.Rodrigo Therezo - 2018 - Oxford Literary Review 40 (2):238-262.
Doublings.Rodrigo Therezo - 2019 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 24 (1):239-263.
Arrested Development: On Hegel, Heidegger and Derrida.Bart Zantvoort - 2020 - International Journal of Philosophical Studies 28 (3):350-369.
Which Way Back (Way Back)?David Wills - 2020 - Philosophy Today 64 (2):451-465.
Lo Imposible de la Muerte - de Jacques Derrida.Eric Del Búfalo - 2005 - Eidos: Revista de Filosofía de la Universidad Del Norte 3:132-140.
Deleuze/Derrida: Towards an Almost Imperceptible Difference.Kir Kuiken - 2005 - Research in Phenomenology 35 (1):290-310.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2020-06-26

Total views
4 ( #1,191,935 of 2,371,808 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
4 ( #203,532 of 2,371,808 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes