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  1. Derridabase.Geoffrey Bennington - 1993 - In Jacques Derrida.
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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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    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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    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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    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.
  8. Veils.Hélène Cixous, Jacques Derrida, Geoffrey Bennington & Ernest Pignon Ernest - 2001
     
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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.
  10. Lyotard: Writing the Event.Geoffrey Bennington - 1988 - Columbia University Press.
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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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    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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    Go Figure.Geoffrey Bennington - 2011 - Parrhesia 12:37.
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    Beastly Sovereignty in Advance.Geoffrey Bennington - forthcoming - Environmental Philosophy.
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    In Rhythm: A Response to Jean-Luc Nancy.Geoffrey Bennington - 2011 - Substance 40 (3):18-19.
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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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    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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    The Fall of Sovereignty.Geoffrey Bennington - 2006 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 10 (2):395-406.
    Reflecting on the fall or failure of sovereignty, this essay considers Derrida’s recent work under the heading of auto-immunity, and develops some consequences of that work, first of all in the political sphere (especially around democracy), but also some more general consequences around conceptuality itself.
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    Superanus.Geoffrey Bennington - 2005 - Theory and Event 8 (1).
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    Circumcising Confession: Derrida, Autobiography, Judaism"Circumfession". [REVIEW]Jill Robbins, Jacques Derrida & Geoffrey Bennington - 1995 - Diacritics 25 (4):20.
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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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    Deconstruction and the Philosophers.Geoffrey Bennington - 1988 - Oxford Literary Review 10 (1):73-130.
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    Outside Language.Geoffrey Bennington - 1989 - Oxford Literary Review 11 (1):189-212.
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The Democricy to Come.Geoffrey Bennington - 2017 - Oxford Literary Review 39 (1):116-134.
    A recurrent typographical slip makes a democrat of Democritus, Demokratos of Demokritos, in an exemplary instance of the atomists' persistent analogy of atoms and letters. This essay argues that the rhythmic resonances between ancient materialism and democracy can be read in terms of a fundamental scatter that tends to deconstruct the teleologism endemic in the philosophical tradition's thinking about politics. The curious resistance that scatter opposes to any kind of telos might itself make deconstruction interestingly resonate with the differential vibrations (...)
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    Editorial Note.Tze-Yin Teo & Geoffrey Bennington - 2017 - Oxford Literary Review 39 (1):v-vi.
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  31. Ces Petits Differends': Lyotard and Horace.Geoffrey Bennington - 1992 - In Andrew E. Benjamin (ed.), Judging Lyotard. Routledge.
     
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  32. Mosaic Fragment, If Derrida Were an Egyptian.Geoffrey Bennington - 1992 - In David Wood (ed.), Derrida: A Critical Reader. Blackwell. pp. 97--199.
     
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    Frontiers: Two Seminar Sessions.Geoffrey Bennington - 1992 - Oxford Literary Review 14 (1):197-240.
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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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    Geoffrey Bennington.Geoffrey Bennington - 2005 - Rue Descartes 48 (2):51-53.
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    For the Sake of Argument (Up to a Point).Geoffrey Bennington - 2000 - Ratio 13 (4):332–354.
  37. Sovereign Stupidity and Autoimmunity.Geoffrey Bennington - 2009 - In Pheng Cheah & Suzanne Guerlac (eds.), Derrida and the Time of the Political. Duke University Press.
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    Time After Time (Jean-Francois Lyotard).Geoffrey Bennington - 2001 - Journal of the British Society for Phenomenology 32 (3):300-311.
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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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    Editorial Note.Geoffrey Bennington - 2014 - Oxford Literary Review 36 (1):v-v.
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    Dignité de Derrida.Geoffrey Bennington - 2014 - Rue Descartes 82 (3):18.
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    Hap.Geoffrey Bennington - 2014 - Oxford Literary Review 36 (2):170-174.
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    Versions of Derrida.Geoffrey Bennington - 1999 - Paragraph 22 (3):319-331.
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    Book Reviews. [REVIEW]Geoffrey Bennington - 1989 - British Journal of Aesthetics 29 (4):375-377.
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  45. "Artwriting": David Carrier. [REVIEW]Geoffrey Bennington - 1989 - British Journal of Aesthetics 29 (4):375.
     
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  46. Duhov duh navdihne duha.Geoffrey Bennington - 1999 - Problemi 5.
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  47. Dudding des Noms de Rousseau.Geoffrey Bennington - 1991
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  48. Dekonstrukcija in Filozofi.Geoffrey Bennington - 1998 - Problemi 1.
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  49. Frontier.Geoffrey Bennington - 1994 - Paragraph 17 (3):224-226.
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  50. Foundations.Geoffrey Bennington - 2007 - In Simon Wortham & Allison Weiner (eds.), Encountering Derrida: Legacies and Futures of Deconstruction. Continuum.
     
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