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Derrida's Ethics of Irresponsibilization; or, How to Get Irresponsible, in Two Easy Lessons

J. Hillis Miller

in For Derrida

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print July 2009 | ISBN: 9780823230334
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235216 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823230334.003.0009
Derrida's Ethics of             Irresponsibilization; or, How to Get Irresponsible, in Two Easy Lessons

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This chapter examines what Derrida meant by saying “the ethical can therefore end up making us irresponsible [L'ethique peut doncêtre destineé à irresponsabiliser]” (GD, 61; DM, 89). The goal is to show how one gets irresponsible, how one irresponsibilizes oneself. It gets help from Derrida, especially his The Gift of Death.

Keywords: Jacques Derrida; irresponsible; The Gift of Death

Chapter.  14203 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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