Touching Derrida Touching Nancy

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:
Touching Derrida Touching             Nancy

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This chapter argues that Derrida's Le toucher, Jean-Luc Nancy is an extremely odd or exceptional work of mourning. It mourns someone who is not yet dead, since Nancy survived his heart transplant operation to persist in what might be called a posthumous life. Nancy has survived Derrida's death to write more about Derrida. He is having the last word about matters on which they did not quite agree, now that Derrida cannot answer back.

Keywords: Jacques Derrida; touching; Le toucher Jean-Luc Nancy; mourning

Chapter.  28593 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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