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Published: 02 April 2012

428 Pages

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823239979

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Miracle and Machine

Jacques Derrida and the Two Sources of Religion, Science, and the Media

Michael Naas

A Fordham University Press Publication

Perspectives in Continental Philosophy (FUP)

  • The only previous sustained discussion of "Faith and Knowledge" was published over a decade ago, in Hent de Vries's Philosophy and the Turn to Religion. It was neither as clearly articulated nor as comprehensive as the discussion in this book, which will be crucial to anyone seeking to teach this important essay.
  • "Faith and Knowledge" contains central sections on religion and media; it is also one of the first major articulations of the theory of the "autoimmune" that preoccupied Derrida in the final years of his life.
  • Naas is the only one of the main English-language Derrida translators who is primarily a philosopher by discipline-thus he is uniquely qualified in both his sensitivity to Derrida's language and his conceptual grasp of Derrida's disciplinary context.