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Published: 01 July 2017

304 Pages | 1 b&w illustration

7.5 × 5.3 inches

ISBN: 9781474425001

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Derrida's Secret

Perjury, Testimony, Oath

First Edition

Charles Barbour

Published by Edinburgh University Press


  • A new philosophical reflection on the secret and its importance to our contemporary political experience
  • Develops a unique reading of the later work of the philosopher Jacques Derrida, particularly his largely overlooked discussions of the secret in his writings and seminars
  • Compares Derrida's work on the secret with other important political thinkers, including Deleuze, Schmitt, Arendt, Bataille and Agamben
  • Draws parallels with the work of German sociologist Georg Simmel, showing Derrida's significance for sociological thought
  • Connects Derrida's work to a series of philosophical debates in the analytic tradition, such as the problems of consciousness, self-deception and other minds

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