Derrida and the Inheritance of Democracy

2014.03.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Samir Haddad, Derrida and the Inheritance of Democracy, Indiana University Press, 2013, 178pp., $25.00 (pbk), ISBN
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2014.03.19 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Samir Haddad, Derrida and the Inheritance of Democracy, Indiana University Press, 2013, 178pp., $25.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780253008411. Reviewed by Matthias Fritsch, Concordia University As we may surmise from the many books and articles that have been published since his death in 2004, interest in Derrida's work appears unabated, at least in the English-speaking world. In addition, many seminars are still to be published, and quite a few texts have not yet been translated into English. However, the exact meaning of his arguments and interventions, while perhaps becoming clearer, have yet to be determined, and in fact in ways that seem to go beyond the usual situation of new interpretations of an author being presented. Perhaps this is not surprising, for Derrida has insisted on this indetermination as in fact a condition for taking up any legacy: a text that did not permit new, to some extent. . .

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