Hisashi Fujita is Lecturer at Kyushu Sangyo University (Fukuoka, Japan). Recent publications include “L'Université manque à sa place dans la philosophie française, ou De la politesse de Bergson” (in Bergson, ed. Camille Riquier, Cerf, 2012); “Anarchy and Analogy: The Violence of Language in Bergson and Sorel” (in Bergson, Politics, and Religion, ed. A. Lefebvre and M. White, Duke University Press, 2012); “Le tremplin et la table. La matérialité chez Bergson et Lévinas” (Annales Bergsoniennes IV, 2008); “Cassirer, lecteur de Bergson” (Annales Bergsoniennes III, 2007); and “Bergson's Hand: Toward a History of (Non)-Organic Vitalism” (Sub-Stance, 2007).
UNIVERSITY WITH CONDITIONS: A DECONSTRUCTIVE READING OF DERRIDA'S “THE UNIVERSITY WITHOUT CONDITION”
Article first published online: 5 JUN 2012
© 2012 The University of Memphis
The Southern Journal of Philosophy
Volume 50, Issue 2, pages 250–272, June 2012
How to Cite
FUJITA, H. (2012), UNIVERSITY WITH CONDITIONS: A DECONSTRUCTIVE READING OF DERRIDA'S “THE UNIVERSITY WITHOUT CONDITION”. The Southern Journal of Philosophy, 50: 250–272. doi: 10.1111/j.2041-6962.2012.00096.x
- Issue published online: 5 JUN 2012
- Article first published online: 5 JUN 2012
The possibility of a Derridian theory of the university lies not in the discussion of the “as if” in “The University without Condition” but, rather, in a theoretical crack that Derrida's book promised to elucidate—between the “as if” and the “perhaps,” the performative and the event, transcendence and immanence. Moreover, we see a kind of rupture between this book and numerous texts from the 1970s and 80s, which are collected and published under the title of Right to Philosophy. Here lies a real philosophical stake. We see between the early Derrida and the later Derrida not only an ethico-political turn but also, so to speak, a radical transition from the problematic of institution or case law (jurisprudence) to the axiomatic of law (loi) by aggravation of the transcendental.