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Presented By: Comparative Literature

Transformative Thinking: A Conference on Jacques Derrida's Seminars

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Transformative Thinking Conference
This conferences addresses the French-Algerian philosopher Jacques Derrida’s recently published seminars on Martin Heidegger (dating from 1964-65, titled Heidegger: The Question of Being and History) and Karl Marx (Théorie et pratique: Cours de l’ENS-Ulm 1975-1976). Of particular interest for this meeting is the evaluation of their importance for contemporary political thought, under conditions of globalization and the crisis of liberal democracy, not so much in reference to the way Derrida remains faithful to the philosophers he approaches, but to the way in which his reading shifts the very ground of our thinking regarding the relation between historicity, the history of Being, and our understanding of the the limitations of the political.

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