Politics and justice

in Derrida

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780192803450
Published online September 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191775796 | DOI:

Series: Very Short Introductions

Politics and justice

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According to ‘Politics and justice’, the essay ‘Force of Law’, marks a political turn in Derrida's work, with deconstruction expressed in ‘newly politicized language’. With this new turn in his thinking, the Derridean text might now be put to work to help promote ‘a rendering of justice’ which would enable us to pass beyond ‘a sense of disjuncture, of time out of joint’. The concepts he explores are those at the heart of the understanding of politics and political community that belongs to European societies in their paradigm form in the modern nation state: concepts of fraternity, equality, friendship, and the ties of these to blood and soil.

Keywords: community; deconstruction; equality; friendship; justice

Chapter.  6899 words. 

Subjects: 20th-Century Philosophy

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