Chapter

“One Nation … Indivisible”

Michael Naas

in Derrida From Now On

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780823229581
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235162 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823229581.003.0008

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

“One Nation …             Indivisible”

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This chapter explains (in the light of Derrida's work) how a nation can be undivided, by autoimmunity and democracy, especially in Europe and America. It examines Derrida's notion of autoimmunity, and looks at the consequences of a terminological shift (deconstruction) for understanding Derrida's entire collection of works.

Keywords: Jacques Derrida; deconstruction; autoimmunity; democracy; nation; state

Chapter.  10868 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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