Philosophy In A Time Of Terror: Dialogues With Jurgen Habermas And Jacques Derrida

Paperback | September 1, 2004

byGiovanna Borradori

not yet rated|write a review
The idea for Philosophy in a Time of Terror was born hours after the attacks on 9/11 and was realized just weeks later when Giovanna Borradori sat down with Jürgen Habermas and Jacques Derrida in New York City, in separate interviews, to evaluate the significance of the most destructive terrorist act ever perpetrated. This book marks an unprecedented encounter between two of the most influential thinkers of our age as here, for the first time, Habermas and Derrida overcome their mutual antagonism and agree to appear side by side. As the two philosophers disassemble and reassemble what we think we know about terrorism, they break from the familiar social and political rhetoric increasingly polarized between good and evil. In this process, we watch two of the greatest intellects of the century at work.

Pricing and Purchase Info

$34.53

In stock online
Ships free on orders over $25

From the Publisher

The idea for Philosophy in a Time of Terror was born hours after the attacks on 9/11 and was realized just weeks later when Giovanna Borradori sat down with Jürgen Habermas and Jacques Derrida in New York City, in separate interviews, to evaluate the significance of the most destructive terrorist act ever perpetrated. This book marks a...

From the Jacket

The idea for Philosophy in a Time of Terror was born hours after the attacks on 9/11 and was realized just weeks later when Giovanna Borradori sat down with Jürgen Habermas and Jacques Derrida in New York City, in separate interviews, to evaluate the significance of the most destructive terrorist act ever perpetrated. This book marks a...

Giovanna Borradori is an associate professor of philosophy at Vassar College. She is the author of The American Philosopher: Conversations with Quine, Davidson, Putnam, Nozick, Danto, Rorty, Cavell, MacIntyre, Kuhn, published by the University of Chicago Press, and the editor of Recoding Metaphysics: The New Italian Philosophy.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.7 inPublished:September 1, 2004Publisher:University Of Chicago PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0226066665

ISBN - 13:9780226066660

Look for similar items by category:

Customer Reviews of Philosophy In A Time Of Terror: Dialogues With Jurgen Habermas And Jacques Derrida

Reviews

Extra Content

Table of Contents

Preface
Philosophy in a Time of Terror
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Terrorism and the Legacy of the Enlightenment—Habermas and Derrida
Part One
Fundamentalism and Terror—A Dialogue with Jürgen Habermas
Reconstructing Terrorism—Habermas
Part Two
Autoimmunity: Real and Symbolic Suicides—A Dialogue with Jacques Derrida
Deconstructing Terrorism—Derrida