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Julie Candler Hayes’s Unconditional Translation: Derrida’s Enlightenment-to-Come focuses on the role of lumieres (enlightenment) in Derrida’s “metapolitical” thought. The a-venir (to-come) quality of Derrida’s democracy is, in his later work, extended to his concept of Enlightenment. The aporetic structure (or stricture) of lumieres and democracy is then applied to the practice of translation. (more…)

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F@#k the police … ?

We started an interesting discussion over the last half of class on 19 September regarding the function of the police in Derrida’s reading of Benjamin. So, a quick note on what Benjamin and Derrida say about the police, then a comment of my own. (more…)

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