Foretellese: Futures of Derrida and Marx

Joshua Kates

in Fielding Derrida

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780823229468
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235209 | DOI:

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Foretellese: Futures of Derrida and               Marx

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This chapter investigates Derrida's late political thinking in the critical instance of its engagement with Marxism, here understood not only as including Marx and Engel's writings, but also contemporary Marxist/post-Marxism. It focuses on Derrida's longstanding diagnosis of what is coming to pass around people. This diagnosis includes the hauntology that Derrida juxtaposes to Marx's ontology, which does not in itself represent a misleading deviation from at least some strands of contemporary Marxist/post-Marxist thinking. The chapter ends by joining up with modernity.

Keywords: Jacques Derrida; political thinking; Marxism; Marx; Engel; hauntology; Marx's ontology; modernity

Chapter.  12455 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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