The Gift of Death / Literature in Secret (Paperback)

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The Gift of Death, Jacques Derrida?s most sustained consideration of religion, explores questions first introduced in his bookGiven Time about the limits of the rational and responsible that one reaches in granting or accepting death, whether by sacrifice, murder, execution, or suicide. Derrida analyzes Czech philosopher Jan Patocka?sHeretical Essays in the Philosophy of History and develops and compares his ideas to the works of Heidegger, L?vinas, and Kierkegaard. One of Derrida?s major works,The Gift of Death resonates with much of his earlier writing, and this highly anticipated second edition is greatly enhanced by David Wills?s updated translation.
This new edition also features the first-ever English translation of Derrida?sLiterature in Secret. In it, Derrida continues his discussion of the sacrifice of Isaac, which leads to bracing meditations on secrecy, forgiveness, literature, and democracy. He also offers a reading of Kafka?sLetter to His Father and uses the story of the flood in Genesis as an embarkation point for a consideration of divine sovereignty.
?An important contribution to the critical study of ethics that commends itself to philosophers, social scientists, scholars of religion . . . [and those] made curious by the controversy that so often attends Derrida.??Booklist, on the first edition

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Publisher Univ of Chicago Pr
Mfg Part# 9780226142777
SKU 203168255
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0226142779
Release Date 4/1/2008
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Book Format Paperback
Edition 0002
Number of Pages 0158
Publisher University of Chicago Press

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