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  1. The Derrida Dictionary.Simon Morgan Wortham - 2010 - Continuum.
    The Derrida Dictionary is a comprehensive and accessible guide to the world of Jacques Derrida, the founder of deconstruction and one of the most important and influential European thinkers of the twentieth century. Meticulously researched and extensively cross-referenced, this unique book covers all his major works, ideas and influences and provides a firm grounding in the central themes of Derrida's thought. Students will discover a wealth of useful information, analysis and criticism. A-Z entries include clear definitions of all the key (...)
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    To Give the Differend Its Due.Simon Morgan Wortham - 2022 - Philosophy Today 66 (2):307-326.
    For Lyotard, “Auschwitz” is named only as the terrible sign of a differend. However, this paper argues that the dissymmetrical address alluded to in a 1993 lecture given by Lyotard for Amnesty, “The Other’s Rights,” makes possible an alternative legacy found in the very formation of civil politics which might itself “rephrase” this differend otherwise, transforming what may be termed “distress” into “rights” without recourse to the type of contractuality that would risk both repressing and compounding a “wrong” by seeking (...)
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    Survival of Cruelty.Simon Morgan Wortham - 2013 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 51 (s):126-141.
    Through an attentive reading of his essay, “Psychoanalysis Searches the States of Its Soul,” it is possible to pursue Derrida's thinking about psychoanalysis and cruelty in terms of the distinction he makes between Nietzsche and Freud, whereby the latter maintains an “opposable term” to cruelty. This article explores the status and significance of such an “opposable term” as one possible source of a Freudian future beyond Freud, and in a postscript carries its reading into the question of the “side of (...)
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    The Discipline of the Question': Rereading Derrida's 'Violence and Metaphysics.Simon Morgan Wortham - 2010 - Derrida Today 3 (1):137-150.
    This article recalls Derrida's reading of Levinasian ethics as a discourse of the other, particularly in ‘Violence and Metaphysics’, in order to re-elaborate Derrida's own account of the other's heterogeneity, notably in light of critiques of deconstruction's thinking of difference, alterity, and the unconditional. At stake here is the precise meaning of what may be termed wholly other; or, better still, the specific nature of the arguments about the question of the other from among Derrida's earlier texts, which must be (...)
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    Infant Criticism: Agamben's PotentialMatthew Calarco and Steven DeCaroli ,Giorgio Agamben: Sovereignty and Life, Xiii+282 Pp.Catherine Mills,The Philosophy of Agamben, Xii+153pp.Alex Murray,Giorgio Agamben, Xii+149pp.William Watkin,The Literary Agamben: Adventures in Logopoiesis, Xiii+236pp. [REVIEW]Simon Morgan Wortham - 2011 - Paragraph 34 (1):137-151.
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  6. Encountering Derrida: Legacies and Futures of Deconstruction.Simon Morgan Wortham & Allison Weiner (eds.) - 2007 - Continuum.
    Encountering Derrida explores the points of engagement between Jacques Derrida and a host of other European thinkers, past and present, in order to counter recent claims that the era of deconstruction is finally drawing to a close. The book rereads Derrida in order to renew deconstruction's various conceptions of language, poetry, philosophy, institutions, difference and the future. This impressive collection of essays from the world's leading Derrida scholars re-evaluates Derrida's legacy and looks forward to the possible futures of deconstruction by (...)
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    Daniel Hoffman-Schwartz, Barbara Natalie Nagel and Lauren Shizuko Stone, Eds., Flirtations: Rhetoric and Aesthetics This Side of Seduction.Simon Morgan Wortham - 2017 - Oxford Literary Review 39 (1):141-145.
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    L'Arrêt de mort, Insomnia, Dreaming, Sleep: Derrida, Blanchot, Levinas.Simon Morgan Wortham - 2012 - Derrida Today 5 (1):111-139.
    In L'Arrêt de mort, as Derrida suggests, an ‘epochal suspension’ manifests itself, compulsively pulsating so as to conjure a certain spectrality beyond all consciousness, perception, or ordinary attentiveness. Re-reading Blanchot's text, I argue that it is on the borderlines of sleep that the ‘arrythmic pulsation’ of the arrêt de mort happens as impossible event – ‘the state of suspension in which it's over – and over again, and you'll never have done with that suspension itself’, to quote Derrida once more. (...)
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    The Impossible Mourning of Jacques Derrida (Review).Simon Morgan Wortham - 2007 - Symploke 15 (1):377-379.
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    Foucault Beyond Foucault: Power and Its Intensifications Since 1984.Simon Morgan Wortham - 2008 - Symploke 16 (1-2):375-377.
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    Anonymity Writing Pedagogy: Beckett, Descartes, Derrida.Simon Morgan Wortham - 2008 - Symploke 16 (1-2):93-105.
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    Introduction.Allison Weiner & Simon Morgan Wortham - 2007 - In Simon Wortham & Allison Weiner (eds.), Encountering Derrida: Legacies and Futures of Deconstruction. Continuum.
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    To Give the Differend Its Due in Advance.Simon Morgan Wortham - forthcoming - Philosophy Today.
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    Antinomies of the Super-Ego in Advance.Simon Morgan Wortham - forthcoming - Philosophy Today.
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