Philosophy Today 64 (2):451-465 (2020)

Authors
David A. Wills
Open University (UK)
Abstract
This essay considers together two recent posthumous publications by Derrida: Geschlecht III, and La vie la mort, both of which raise questions concerning translation. In Geschlecht III that is first of all the problem of how to translate the German word, how Heidegger’s reading of Trakl profits from, or loses in its translation, and how Derrida’s reading of Heidegger either does or does not translate Heidegger’s own interpretive practice. Reference to La vie la mort enables analysis of Benjamin’s concept of translation as a form of life that is “not limited to organic corporeality,” and consequently allows me to understand how Derrida’s thinking, very different from that of either Benjamin or Heidegger, takes us way back to something like originary inorganic lifedeath.
Keywords Catholic Tradition  Contemporary Philosophy  Continental Philosophy
Categories No categories specified
(categorize this paper)
DOI 10.5840/philtoday202062344
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: 54,568
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

Doublings.Rodrigo Therezo - 2019 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 24 (1):239-263.
When Silence Strikes: Derrida, Heidegger, Mallarmé.Rodrigo Therezo - 2018 - Oxford Literary Review 40 (2):238-262.
Still (Un)Born: Derrida, Heidegger, Trakl.Elissa Marder - 2020 - Philosophy Today 64 (2):343-360.
From Neutral Dasein to a Gentle Twofold.Rodrigo Therezo - 2019 - Philosophy Today 63 (2):491-511.
Heidegger’s National-Humanism.Rodrigo Bueno Therezo - 2018 - Research in Phenomenology 48 (1):1-28.
One, Two, Four—Yet Where Is the Third? A Note on Derrida’s Geschlecht Series.David Farrell Krell - 2006 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 10 (2):341-357.
"A Certain Walk to Follow": Derrida and the Question of Method.Rodolphe Gasché - 2014 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 18 (2):525-550.
Toward a Critique of Walten: Heidegger, Derrida, and Henological Difference.Adam Knowles - 2013 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 27 (3):265-276.
Of Derrida, Heidegger, and Spirit.David Wood (ed.) - 1993 - Northwestern University Press.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2020-06-26

Total views
3 ( #1,268,590 of 2,385,661 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
3 ( #267,546 of 2,385,661 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Downloads

My notes