The Gift of Death, Second Edition & Literature in Secret (Religion and Postmodernism)

The Gift of Death, Second Edition & Literature in Secret (Religion and Postmodernism)

Jacques Derrida, David Wills


The present of Death, Jacques Derrida’s such a lot sustained attention of faith, explores questions first brought in his booklet Given Time in regards to the limits of the rational and in charge that one reaches in granting or accepting loss of life, even if through sacrifice, homicide, execution, or suicide. Derrida analyzes Czech thinker Jan Patocka’s Heretical Essays within the Philosophy of historical past and develops and compares his principles to the works of Heidegger, Lévinas, and Kierkegaard. one in all Derrida’s significant works, The reward of Death resonates with a lot of his previous writing, and this hugely expected moment variation is tremendously stronger by means of David Wills’s up-to-date translation.
 
This new version additionally positive aspects the first-ever English translation of Derrida’s Literature in Secret. In it, Derrida keeps his dialogue of the sacrifice of Isaac, which ends up in bracing meditations on secrecy, forgiveness, literature, and democracy. He additionally bargains a interpreting of Kafka’s Letter to His Father and makes use of the tale of the flood in Genesis as an embarkation point for a attention of divine sovereignty.
 
“An very important contribution to the severe examine of ethics that commends itself to philosophers, social scientists, students of faith . . . [and these] made curious by way of the talk that so frequently attends Derrida.”—Booklist, at the first edition

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