9780226502977-022650297X-The Gift of Death, Second Edition & Literature in Secret (Religion and Postmodernism)

The Gift of Death, Second Edition & Literature in Secret (Religion and Postmodernism)

ISBN-13: 9780226502977
ISBN-10: 022650297X
Edition: Reprint
Author: Derrida, Jacques
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 160 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780226502977
ISBN-10: 022650297X
Edition: Reprint
Author: Derrida, Jacques
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Format: Paperback 160 pages

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Acknowledged authors Derrida, Jacques wrote The Gift of Death, Second Edition & Literature in Secret (Religion and Postmodernism) comprising 160 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 022650297X and 9780226502977. Since then The Gift of Death, Second Edition & Literature in Secret (Religion and Postmodernism) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.69 or rent at the marketplace.

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The Gift of Death, Jacques Derrida’s most sustained consideration of religion, explores questions first introduced in his book Given Time about the limits of the rational and responsible that one reaches in granting or accepting death, whether by sacrifice, murder, execution, or suicide. Derrida analyzes Czech philosopher Jan Patocka’s Heretical Essays in the Philosophy of History and develops and compares his ideas to the works of Heidegger, Lévinas, and Kierkegaard. One of Derrida’s major works, The Gift of Death resonates with much of his earlier writing, and this highly anticipated second edition is greatly enhanced by David Wills’s updated translation.

This new edition also features the first-ever English translation of Derrida’s Literature in Secret. In it, Derrida continues his discussion of the sacrifice of Isaac, which leads to bracing meditations on secrecy, forgiveness, literature, and democracy. He also offers a reading of Kafka’s Letter to His Father and uses the story of the flood in Genesis as an embarkation point for a consideration of divine sovereignty.

“An important contribution to the critical study of ethics that commends itself to philosophers, social scientists, scholars of religion . . . [and those] made curious by the controversy that so often attends Derrida.”—Booklist, on the first edition

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