By Brault, Pascale-Anne; Derrida, Jacques; Lacoue-Labarthe, Philippe; Naas, Michael; Nancy, Jean-Luc
For Strasbourg involves a chain of essays and interviews via French thinker and literary theorist Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) concerning the urban of Strasbourg and the philosophical friendships he built there over a 40 12 months interval. Written simply months prior to his dying, the outlet essay of the gathering, "The position name(s): Strasbourg," recounts in nice element, and in very relocating phrases, Derrida's deep attachment to this French urban at the border among France and Germany. greater than only a own narrative, despite the fact that, it's a profound interrogation of the connection among philosophy and position, philosophy and language, and philosophy and friendship. As such, it increases a chain of philosophical, political, and moral questions that would all be put less than the aegis of what Derrida as soon as referred to as "philosophical nationalities and nationalism." the opposite 3 texts integrated listed here are lengthy interviews/conversations among Derrida and his important interlocutors in Strasbourg, Jean-Luc Nancy and Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe. those interviews are major either for the topics they specialize in (language, politics, friendship, loss of life, lifestyles after demise, and so forth) and for what they demonstrate approximately Derrida's relationships to Nancy and Lacoue-Labarthe. packed with sharp insights into one another's paintings and peppered with own anecdotes and humor, they undergo witness to the decades-long highbrow friendships of those 3 vital modern thinkers. This assortment hence stands as a reminder of and testimony to Derrida's courting to Strasbourg and to the 2 thinkers so much heavily linked to that urban
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