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Lifelines

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/9780823229581.003.0012

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Lifelines

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This chapter returns to the questions of autobiography, poetry, and benediction raised in the Introduction. It explores the extraordinary life and work of Derrida by relating it to some of his shortest works: Shibboleth and How to Avoid Speaking: Denials. It also traces the history of the French language in his works, and raises more questions about Derrida's life and work.

Keywords: Jacques Derrida; Shibboleth; French language; history

Chapter.  6207 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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