Jacques Derrida's Ghost : A Conjuration
In Jacques Derrida's Ghost, David Appelbaum explores three of Derrida's favorite themes: the other, death, and the work of mourning. He shows how Derrida's unique philosophy, mindful of ghosts, proposes a respectful attitude toward otherness--whether the "other" be corporeal or indeed phantom. Taking up Derrida's concern with performative ethics, Appelbaum examines the possibility of such an ethics of subjectivity within the context of performance.
- Paperback | 164 pages
- 152.4 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 272.15g
- 01 Jul 2009
- State University of New York Press
- Albany, NY, United States
- Total Illustrations: 0
"This is a brilliant and striking example of the sustained poetic critique that contemporary critical theory inspires. Appelbaum admirably fulfills the literary mission that Derrida declared for philosophy." -- Henry Sussman, author of Idylls of the Wanderer: Outside in Literature and Theory "Taking on a performative mode, the author engages with a style of writing appropriate in response to Derrida as other, and which also serves as a haunting response to Derrida's death and the fraught questions of how we read him today." -- Julian Wolfreys, author of Derrida: A Guide for the Perplexed
About David Appelbaum
David Appelbaum is Professor of Philosophy at the State University of New York at New Paltz. He is the author of several books, including The Delay of the Heart; Disruption; The Stop; Everyday Spirits; and Voice, all published by SUNY Press.