The Death Penalty, Volume I

2014.08.31 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jacques Derrida, The Death Penalty, Volume I, Geoffrey Bennington, Marc Crépon, and Thomas Dutoit (eds.), Peggy Kamuf (tr.),
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2014.08.31 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jacques Derrida, The Death Penalty, Volume I, Geoffrey Bennington, Marc Crépon, and Thomas Dutoit (eds.), Peggy Kamuf (tr.), University of Chicago Press, 2014, 287pp., $35.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780226144320. Reviewed by Björn Thorsteinsson, University of Iceland Jacques Derrida's lectures on the death penalty were given at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris during the academic years 1999-2000 and 2000-2001. As explained in the Editorial Note to this English translation, they formed a part of Derrida's weekly seminar at the École, which ran for fourteen years under the general heading of "Questions of Responsibility". The last section of the seminar, dealing with issues of "The Beast and the Sovereign", has already been published in both French and English (and reviewed in this journal). The book under review here contains the first part of the section on the death penalty, with the second. . .

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