The Resource The death penalty, Jacques Derrida ; edited by Geoffrey Bennington, Marc Cr�epon, and Thomas Dutoit ; translated by Peggy Kamuf

The death penalty, Jacques Derrida ; edited by Geoffrey Bennington, Marc Cr�epon, and Thomas Dutoit ; translated by Peggy Kamuf

Label
The death penalty
Title
The death penalty
Statement of responsibility
Jacques Derrida ; edited by Geoffrey Bennington, Marc Cr�epon, and Thomas Dutoit ; translated by Peggy Kamuf
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"In this newest installment in Chicagos series of Jacques Derridas seminars, the renowned philosopher attempts one of his most ambitious goals: the first truly philosophical argument against the death penalty. While much has been written against the death penalty, Derrida contends that Western philosophy is massively, if not always overtly, complicit with a logic in which a sovereign state has the right to take a life. Haunted by this notion, he turns to the key places where such logic has been established - and to the place it has been most effectively challenged: literature. With his signature genius and patient yet dazzling readings of an impressive breadth of texts, Derrida examines everything from the Bible to Plato to Camus to Jean Genet, with special attention to Kant and postWorld War II juridical texts, to draw the landscape of death penalty discourses. Keeping clearly in view the death rows and execution chambers of the United States, he shows how arguments surrounding cruel and unusual punishment depend on what he calls an 'anesthesial logic,' which has also driven the development of death penalty technology from the French guillotine to lethal injection. Confronting a demand for philosophical rigor, he pursues provocative analyses of the shortcomings of abolitionist discourse. Above all, he argues that the death penalty and its attendant technologies are products of a desire to put an end to one of the most fundamental qualities of our finite existence: the radical uncertainty of when we will die. Arriving at a critical juncture in history - especially in the United States, one of the last Christian-inspired democracies to resist abolition - The Death Penalty is both a timely response to an important ethical debate and a timeless addition to Derridas esteemed body of work"--Unedited summary from book jacket
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Derrida, Jacques
Dewey number
364.6601
Index
index present
LC call number
HV 8698 .D4713 2014
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • 1962-
  • 1947-
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  • Bennington, Geoffrey
  • Cr�epon, M.
  • Dutoit, Thomas
  • Kamuf, Peggy
Series statement
The seminars of Jacques Derrida
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  • Capital punishment
  • Todesstrafe
  • Philosophie
  • 08.25 contemporary western philosophy (20th and 21st century)
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The death penalty, Jacques Derrida ; edited by Geoffrey Bennington, Marc Cr�epon, and Thomas Dutoit ; translated by Peggy Kamuf
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Publication
Note
  • "Originally published as S�eminaire: La peine de mort, vol. 1 (1999-2000). � 2012 �Editions Galil�ee"--Title page verso, volume 1
  • "The present volume edits the first of two years of a seminar that Jacques Derrida would devote to the subject of the death penalty, in 1999-2000 and 2000-2001"--Volume 1, editorial note
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Volume 1. [1999-2000]
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
volumes
Isbn
9780226144320
Lccn
2013016561
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Main, v. 1.
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  • (OCoLC)865494962
  • (OCoLC)ocn865494962
Label
The death penalty, Jacques Derrida ; edited by Geoffrey Bennington, Marc Cr�epon, and Thomas Dutoit ; translated by Peggy Kamuf
Publication
Note
  • "Originally published as S�eminaire: La peine de mort, vol. 1 (1999-2000). � 2012 �Editions Galil�ee"--Title page verso, volume 1
  • "The present volume edits the first of two years of a seminar that Jacques Derrida would devote to the subject of the death penalty, in 1999-2000 and 2000-2001"--Volume 1, editorial note
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Volume 1. [1999-2000]
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
volumes
Isbn
9780226144320
Lccn
2013016561
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Main, v. 1.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)865494962
  • (OCoLC)ocn865494962

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