THE DEATH PENALTY, IN OTHER WORDS, PHILOSOPHY

Authors


  • Kas Saghafi is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Memphis, where he researches and teaches in contemporary continental philosophy, philosophy and literature, and aesthetics. He is the author of Apparitions—Of Derrida's Other (Fordham University Press, 2010) and the co-translator of Jacques Derrida's “A Europe of Hope” (Epoché, 2006) and “Aletheia” (Oxford Literary Review, 2010).

abstract

In response to Thomas Dutoit's ambitious summary of the two years of Derrida's Death Penalty Seminars, I take up the following themes: the deconstruction of death, Hugo's “advance,” and “the principle of substitution” in Freud.

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