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Radical Atheism: Derrida and the Time of Life Martin Hägglund

Radical Atheism: Derrida and the Time of Life

Martin Hägglund

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ISBN : 9780804700771
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272 pages
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Radical Atheism presents a profound new reading of the influential French philosopher Jacques Derrida. Against the prevalent notion that there was an ethical or religious turn in Derridas thinking, Hägglund argues that a radical atheism informsMoreRadical Atheism presents a profound new reading of the influential French philosopher Jacques Derrida. Against the prevalent notion that there was an ethical or religious turn in Derridas thinking, Hägglund argues that a radical atheism informs Derridas work from beginning to end. Proceeding from Derridas insight into the constitution of time, Hägglund demonstrates how Derrida rethinks the condition of identity, ethics, religion, and political emancipation in accordance with the logic of radical atheism. Hägglund challenges other major interpreters of Derridas work and offers a compelling account of Derridas thinking on life and death, good and evil, self and other. Furthermore, Hägglund does not only explicate Derridas position but also develops his arguments, fortifies his logic, and pursues its implications. The result is a groundbreaking deconstruction of the perennial philosophical themes of time and desire as well as pressing contemporary issues of sovereignty and democracy.