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Published: 01 April 2014

144 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823256495

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For Strasbourg

Conversations of Friendship and Philosophy

Jacques Derrida, Edited and Translated by Pascale-Anne Brault, and Michael Naas

A Fordham University Press Publication

  • Derrida loved the city of Strasbourg, and four months before his death he was invited to a three-day conference there centered on his work.
  • This book consists in four moving late texts by Derrida: tne essay written for the Strasbourg conference and three conversations with his friends Jean-Luc Nancy and Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, who taught in Strasbourg.
  • The texts raise a series of important philosophical, political, and ethical questions that might all be placed under the aegis of what Derrida came to call in his seminars of the 1980s "philosophical nationalities and nationalism." But it is above all a work of memory and of friendship.

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