Derrida and Antiquity

Hardcover | August 10, 2010

EditorMiriam Leonard

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Written by Derrida scholars, philosophers, and classicists, Derrida and Antiquity analyses a dialogue with the ancient world in the work of one of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century. Through an analysis of Derrida's work it explores the relationship between modern philosophyand Plato, the role ancient concepts of democracy have played in modern political debates, and the place of antiquity in contemporary discussions about Europe, as well as investigating the influence that deconstruction has had on the study of classical literature, ancient philosophy, and earlyreligion. The volume is prefaced by a previously untranslated essay by Derrida, 'We Other Greeks'.

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Written by Derrida scholars, philosophers, and classicists, Derrida and Antiquity analyses a dialogue with the ancient world in the work of one of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century. Through an analysis of Derrida's work it explores the relationship between modern philosophyand Plato, the role ancient concepts of democr...

Miriam Leonard is Lecturer in Greek Literature and its Reception at University College London.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:420 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.1 inPublished:August 10, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Miriam Leonard: Introduction: 'Today, on the Eve of Platonism'Jacques Derrida, translated by Pascale-Anne Brault Michael Naas: 'We Other Greeks'I. Derrida and the Classical Tradition1. Michael Naas: Earmarks: Derrida's Reinvention of Philosophical Writing in 'Plato's Pharmacy'2. Erin O'Connell: Derrida and Presocratic Philosophy3. Stephen Gersh: Negative Theology and Conversion: Derrida's Neoplatonic CompulsionsII. Antiquity and Modernity4. Miriam Leonard: Derrida between Greek and Jew5. Daniel Orrells: Derrida's Impression of Gradiva: Archive Fever and AntiquityIII. A Politics of Antiquity6. Rachel Bowlby: Derrida's Dying Oedipus7. Andrew Benjamin: Possible Returns: Deconstruction and the Placing of Greek Philosophy8. Bruce Rosenstock: Derrida Polutropos: Philosophy as NostosIV. The Question of Literature9. Duncan Kennedy: Aristotle's Metaphor10. Mark Vessey: Writing before Literature: Derrida's Confessions and the Latin Christian WorldV. Platonic Bodies11. Paul Allen Miller: The Platonic Remainder: Khora and the Corpus Platonicum12. Ika Willis: Eros in the Age of Technical Reproductibility: Socrates, Plato and the Erotics of Filiation