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    Jacques Derrida.Geoffrey Bennington (ed.) - 1993 - University of Chicago Press.
    This extraordinary book offers a clear and compelling biography of Jacques Derrida along with one of Derrida's strangest and most unexpected texts. Geoffrey Bennington's account of Derrida leads the reader through the philosopher's familiar yet widely misunderstood work on language and writing to the less familiar themes of signature, sexual difference, law, and affirmation. In an unusual and unprecedented "dialogue," Derrida responds to Bennington's text by interweaving Bennington's text with surprising and disruptive "periphrases." Truly original, this dual and dueling text (...)
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    Interrupting Derrida.Geoffrey Bennington - 2000 - Routledge.
    One of the most significant contemporary thinkers in continental philosophy, Jacques Derrida’s work continues to attract heated commentary among philosophers, literary critics, social and cultural theorists, architects and artists. This major new work by world renowned Derrida scholar and translator, Geoffrey Bennington, presents incisive new readings of both Derrida and interpretations of his work. Part one sets out Derrida’s work as a whole and examines its relevance to, and ‘interruption’ of, the traditional domains of ethics, politics and literature. The second (...)
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    Lyotard: Writing the Event.Geoffrey Bennington - 1988 - Columbia University Press.
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    Legislations: The Politics of Deconstruction.Geoffrey Bennington - 1994 - Verso.
    Introduction Someone comes and says something. Without really needing to think, I understand what is said, refer it without difficulty to familiar codes, ...
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    Derrida and Politics.Geoffrey Bennington - 2001 - In Tom Cohen (ed.), Jacques Derrida and the Humanities: A Critical Reader. Cambridge University Press. pp. 193--212.
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    Emergencies.Geoffrey Bennington - 1996 - Oxford Literary Review 18 (1):175-216.
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    Political Animals.Geoffrey Bennington - 2009 - Diacritics 39 (2):21-35.
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    Post-Structuralism and the Question of History.Derek Attridge, Geoffrey Bennington & Robert Young (eds.) - 1987 - Cambridge University Press.
    Recent developments in literary theory, such as structuralism and deconstruction, have come under attack for neglecting history, while historically-based approaches have been criticized for failing to take account of the problems inherent in their methodological foundations. This collection of essays is unique in that it focuses on the relation between post-structuralism and historical (especially Marxist) literary theory and criticism. The volume includes a deconstructive reading of Marx, essays that relate history to the philosophical and institutional context, and a number of (...)
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    For Better and for Worse (There Again...).Geoffrey Bennington - 2008 - Diacritics 38 (1/2):92-103.
    This article maps, across a wide range of works, the coordinates of Derrida's thinking of democracy and its relevance to a series of crucial concepts, from difference to autoimmunity. Distinguishing Derrida's idea of a “democracy to come” from the Kantian ideal, Bennington links it to Aristotle's insistence upon multiplicity and to a thinking of deviance and perversion, an appropriately deconstructive logic for thinking an absence of telos in democracy to come.
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    A Moment of Madness: Derrida's Kierkegaard.Geoffrey Bennington - 2011 - Oxford Literary Review 33 (1):103-127.
    Beginning with his famous 1963 lecture on Foucault, Derrida repeatedly invokes a line from Kierkegaard, often translated from his French as ‘the instant of decision is madness,’ without ever giving a precise reference or subjecting that sentence to anything like a reading in the Derridean sense. This paper tracks some of the unsuspected complexities that emerge when that sentence is located in Kierkegaard and the Pauline tradition to which Kierkegaard is appealing. It is suggested that the singular functioning of this (...)
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    For Better and for Worse : DerridaJacques.Geoffrey Bennington - 2008 - Diacritics 38 (1):92-103.
    This article maps, across a wide range of works, the coordinates of Derrida's thinking of democracy and its relevance to a series of crucial concepts, from difference to autoimmunity. Distinguishing Derrida's idea of a “democracy to come” from the Kantian ideal, Bennington links it to Aristotle's insistence upon multiplicity and to a thinking of deviance and perversion, an appropriately deconstructive logic for thinking an absence of telos in democracy to come.
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    Teleanalysis.Geoffrey Bennington - 2013 - Paragraph 36 (2):270-285.
    The telephone is taken as a privileged figure for discussing the relationship between Cixous and Derrida, particularly as it figures in some of Cixous's late work, and especially Hyperdream. It is suggested that the telephonic relation essentially involves interruption as well connection, and that this structure leads to reformulations of issues such as possibility and impossibility, life and death.
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    Rephrasing the Freudian Unconscious: Lyotard's Affect-Phrase"Emma."Heidegger and "The Jews."The InhumanLectures D'Enfance. [REVIEW]Anne Tomiche, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Andreas Michel, Mark S. Roberts, Geoff Bennington & Rachel Bowlby - 1994 - Diacritics 24 (1):42.
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    Deconstruction and the Philosophers.Geoffrey Bennington - 1988 - Oxford Literary Review 10 (1):73-130.
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    Rigor; or, Stupid Uselessness.Geoffrey Bennington - 2012 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 50 (s1):20-38.
    In his seminars on the death penalty, Derrida consistently describes Kant's arguments in favor of capital punishment as “rigorous” and explicitly relates that rigor to the mechanisms of execution and the subsequent rigor mortis of the corpse. ‘Rigor’ has also often been a contested term in descriptions of deconstruction: different commentators have either deplored or celebrated the presence or the absence of rigor in Derrida's work. Derrida himself uses the term a good deal throughout his career, usually in a positive (...)
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    Go Figure.Geoffrey Bennington - 2011 - Parrhesia 12:37.
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    Theory: They or We?Geoff Bennington - 1983 - Paragraph 1 (1):1-8.
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    Of Spirit: Heidegger and the Question.Geoffrey Bennington & Rachel Bowlby (eds.) - 1989 - University of Chicago Press.
    "I shall speak of ghost, of flame, and of ashes." These are the first words of Jacques Derrida's lecture on Heidegger. It is again a question of Nazism—of what remains to be thought through of Nazism in general and of Heidegger's Nazism in particular. It is also "politics of spirit" which at the time people thought—they still want to today—to oppose to the inhuman. "Derrida's ruminations should intrigue anyone interested in Post-Structuralism..... This study of Heidegger is a fine example of (...)
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    For the Sake of Argument (Up to a Point).Geoffrey Bennington - 2000 - Ratio 13 (4):332–354.
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    Flight of SpiritDe L'Esprit: Heidegger Et la Question.John Sallis, Jacques Derrida, Geoffrey Bennington & Rachel Bowlby - 1989 - Diacritics 19 (3/4):25.
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    Lemmata/Lemmala: Frames for Derrida's ParergaParergon. [REVIEW]Shuli Barzilai, Jacques Derrida, Geoff Bennington & Ian Mcleod - 1990 - Diacritics 20 (1):2.
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    Introduction: Posing the Question.Geoff Bennington & Robert Young - 1987 - In Derek Attridge, Geoffrey Bennington & Robert Young (eds.), Post-Structuralism and the Question of History. Cambridge University Press. pp. 1--11.
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    August: Double Justice. [REVIEW]Geoff Bennington - 1984 - Diacritics 14 (3):63.
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    Lyotard: From Discourse and Figure to Experimentation and Event.Geoff Bennington - 1985 - Paragraph 6 (1):19-27.
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  25. Postmodernism.Geoffrey Bennington - 1986 - Free Assn Books.
    "This double issue in the ICA Documents series brings together material which grew out of a major conference held in 1985 on the philosophical dimensions of the postmodernist debate, and three autumn seminars from our French Thinkers series..."--Ed. note.
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  26. "Artwriting": David Carrier. [REVIEW]Geoffrey Bennington - 1989 - British Journal of Aesthetics 29 (4):375.
     
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    Aesthetics Interrupted: The Art of Deconstruction.Geoffrey Bennington - 2014 - Oxford Literary Review 36 (1):19-35.
    The principle whereby any bit of deconstruction brings with it all of deconstruction must affect the philosophical understanding of art usually subsumed under the title ‘aesthetics’. There can in principle be no deconstructive aesthetics (any more than there could be a deconstructive ethics or a deconstructive epistemology. Aesthetics in general is mortgaged to sensory perception, and from very early Derrida ‘perception does not exist’. Whence his interest in blinking, blindness and the trait of drawing. But the trace is not the (...)
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    Book Reviews. [REVIEW]Geoffrey Bennington - 1989 - British Journal of Aesthetics 29 (4):375-377.
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    Beastly Sovereignty.Geoffrey Bennington - 2019 - Environmental Philosophy 16 (1):13-33.
    This article examines three textual moments that might plausibly have found their way into Derrida’s late Beast and Sovereign seminars, but that Derrida appears to avoid or overlook. Aristotle’s discussion in the Politics of the “One Best Man” scenario is placed in the context of his earlier characterizations of the naturally apolitical man as akin either to a beast or to a god; Bataille’s late descriptions of sovereignty as a kind of self-perverting hyperbolic structure are juxtaposed with some of Derrida’s (...)
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    Beastly Sovereignty in Advance.Geoffrey Bennington - forthcoming - Environmental Philosophy.
  31. Ces Petits Differends': Lyotard and Horace.Geoffrey Bennington - 1992 - In Andrew E. Benjamin (ed.), Judging Lyotard. Routledge.
     
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  32. Derridabase.Geoffrey Bennington - 1993 - In Jacques Derrida.
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    Dust.Geoffrey Bennington - 2012 - Oxford Literary Review 34 (1):25-49.
    The motif of dust, especially in Richard II, is foregrounded as a complex figure of the deconstruction of sovereignty in Shakespeare.
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    Derrida’s Archive.Geoffrey Bennington - 2014 - Theory, Culture and Society 31 (7-8):111-119.
    It is argued that attempts to archive Derrida’s work and treat it in the standard terms of intellectual history are short-circuited by arguments within his work that undermine the coherence of the concept of archive as it is deployed in such historical descriptions. Drawing on a range of Derrida’s early and late writings and more especially his readings of Freud, it is suggested that Derrida’s claim that psychoanalysis ought to provoke a revision of the terms historians use to discuss it (...)
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    Dignité de Derrida.Geoffrey Bennington - 2014 - Rue Descartes 82 (3):18.
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  36. Duhov duh navdihne duha.Geoffrey Bennington - 1999 - Problemi 5.
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  37. Dudding des Noms de Rousseau.Geoffrey Bennington - 1991 - Editions Galilée.
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  38. Dekonstrukcija in Filozofi.Geoffrey Bennington - 1998 - Problemi 1.
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    Ex Lex.Geoffrey Bennington - 2013 - Oxford Literary Review 35 (2):143-163.
    Following Derrida's identification of the death-penalty as the transcendental of penal law in general, this essay traces the logic of its justification by the talionic principle in Kant and Hegel. Showing how the death penalty is in fact the only case in which the talionic principle operates without mediations or a calculus of equivalents, it is argued that this im-mediacy locates the death penalty contradictorily at both the height of the rational and the depth of the barbaric. This allows the (...)
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    Editorial Note.Geoffrey Bennington - 2014 - Oxford Literary Review 36 (1):v-v.
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    Frontier.Geoffrey Bennington - 1994 - Paragraph 17 (3):224-226.
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  42. Foundations.Geoffrey Bennington - 2007 - In Simon Wortham & Allison Weiner (eds.), Encountering Derrida: Legacies and Futures of Deconstruction. Continuum.
     
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    From Narrative to Text: Love and Writing in Crébillon Fils, Duclos, Barthes.Geoff Bennington - 1979 - Oxford Literary Review 4 (1):62-81.
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    Forget to Remember, Remember to Forget: Sade Avec Kant.Geoffrey Bennington - 2000 - Paragraph 23 (1):75-86.
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    Frontiers: Two Seminar Sessions.Geoffrey Bennington - 1992 - Oxford Literary Review 14 (1):197-240.
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    Geoffrey Bennington.Geoffrey Bennington - 2005 - Rue Descartes 48 (2):51-53.
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    Gérard Genette, Introduction à I'architexte. [REVIEW]Geoff Bennington - 1980 - Oxford Literary Review 4 (2):82-88.
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    Geschlecht Pollachos Legetai.Geoffrey Bennington - 2020 - Philosophy Today 64 (2):423-439.
    At an important moment in his reading of Heidegger in Geschlecht III, Derrida wields a pair of semi-technical terms from his own earlier work, and uses them to identify a classical, indeed Aristotelian, vein in Heidegger’s reading of Trakl. This gesture is complex, both in that, in spite of appearances, the Mehrdeutigkeit Heidegger identifies in Trakl is not essentially to do with the term Geschlecht, and in that Derrida’s presentation of Aristotle’s views about polysemia is perhaps over-simplified, or at least (...)
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    Hap.Geoffrey Bennington - 2014 - Oxford Literary Review 36 (2):170-174.
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    Handshake.Geoffrey Bennington - 2008 - Derrida Today 1 (2):167-184.
    How might Derrida be said to greet Jean-Luc Nancy in Le Toucher? What kind of handshake does he offer? Derrida explicitly mentions the handshake at the very centre of his book, in the tangent devoted to Merleau-Ponty. A reading of this moment reveals an exemplary case of what happens when Derrida reads apparently ‘fraternal’ texts, and opens up further levels of difference. What then if we consider Nancy's response to Derrida, when the recipient of the handshake shakes back? By examining (...)
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