Derrida, the Subject and the Other: Surviving, Translating, by Lisa Foran

By Lisa Foran

This e-book offers the relation
between the topic and the opposite within the paintings of Jacques Derrida as one of
‘surviving translating’.  It demonstrates
the key position of translation in pondering distinction instead of identity,
beginning with the paintings of Martin Heidegger and Emmanuel Levinas.  It describes how translation, and its ethical
demands, acts as a leitmotif all through Derrida’s writing; from his early paintings on Edmund Husserl to his last
texts on politics and hospitality. whereas for either Heidegger and Levinas
translation is often attainable, Derrida’s account is marked through the problem of
impossibility.  increasing translation past a simply linguistic
operation, Foran explores Derrida’s bills of mourning, demise and ‘survival’
to provide a brand new viewpoint at the ethics of subjectivity. 

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