The Rigor of a Certain Inhumanity

The Rigor of a Certain Inhumanity : Toward a Wider Suffrage

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Focusing on the idea of universal suffrage, John Llewelyn accepts the challenge of Derrida's later thought to renew his focus on the ethical, political, and religious dimensions of what makes us uniquely human. Llewelyn builds this concern on issues of representation, language, meaning, and logic with reflections on the phenomenological figures who informed Derrida's concept of deconstruction. By entering into dialogue with these philosophical traditions, Llewelyn demonstrates the range and depth of his own original thinking. The Rigor of a Certain Inhumanity is a rich and passionate, playful and perceptive work of philosophical more

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  • Hardback | 312 pages
  • 157.48 x 233.68 x 25.4mm | 612.35g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253003261
  • 9780253003263

About John Llewelyn

John Llewelyn, former Reader in Philosophy at the University of Edinburgh, is author of several books, including Appositions of Jacques Derrida and Emmanuel Levinas (IUP, 2002), Seeing Through God (IUP, 2004), and Margins of Religion (IUP, 2009)show more

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"Through unorthodox and innovative readings of Husserl, Wittgenstein, Heidegger, Levinas, and Derrida, Llewelyn in able to configure a new geography of thought." Francois Raffoul, Louisiana State Universityshow more

Table of contents

Acknowledgments Introduction Part I. Phenomenology of Language 1. Ideologies; 2. Worldviews; 3. The Experience of Language; 4. Phenomenology as Rigorous Science; 5. Pure Grammar; 6. Meanings and Translation Part II. Table Talk 7. Approaches to Quasi-theology via Appresentation; 8. Who is my Neighbour?; 9. Who or What or Whot; 10. Ecosophy, Sophophily, and Philotheria; 11. Barbarism, Humanism and Ecological Democracy; 12. Where to Cut: Boucherie and Delikatessen; 13. Passover; 14. The Rigor of a Certain Inhumanity Notes; Indexshow more

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