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Derrida's Legacies

Literature and philosophy

Edited by Simon Glendinning and


Robert Eaglestone

Routledge
Taylor & Francis Croup

LONDON AND NEW YORK


Contents

Notes on contributors vii


Preface xi
SIMON GLENDINNING
Acknowledgements xxvii

1 Derrida: the reader 1


SIMON CRITCHLEY

2 Derrida's singularity: literature and ethics 12


DEREK ATTRIDGE

3 In the event 26
GEOFFREY BENNINGTON

4 Derrida's event 36
NICHOLAS ROYLE

5 Metaphor and Derrida's philosophy of language 45


DAVID E. COOPER

6 Derrida and technology 54


CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON

7 Derrida and the legacies of the Holocaust 66


ROBERT EAGLESTONE

8 Derrida one day 76


RACHEL BOWLBY

9 Jacques Derrida and the new international 80


ALEX CALLINICOS
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10 Derrida's irony?: or, in order that Homeland security
do not come too early to the case ' 90
MARIAN HOBSON

11 Presence, truth and authenticity 107


THOMAS BALDWIN

12 Derrida's America 118


MICHAEL NAAS

13 The affect of America 138


PEGGY KAMUF

Index 151