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History's Remains

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/9780823229581.003.0010

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

History's Remains

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This chapter considers Derrida's insights on mourning —general and collective mourning in the wake of 9/11—in order to ask about the relationship between mourning and politics. The chapter uses Derrida's thinking about America, politics, and mourning to reflect upon what has happened in America after the September 11 tragedy.

Keywords: Jacques Derrida; mourning; September 11 attacks

Chapter.  9241 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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