One of the world’s most famous philosophers, Jacques Derrida, explores difficult questions in this important and engaging book. Is it still possible to uphold. There are, however, two main places in print where Derrida treats forgiveness. The first is in On Cosmopolitanism and Forgiveness, a short book published by. Jacques Derrida, On Cosmopolitanism and Forgiveness. Trans. Mark Dooley and Michael Hughes. Preface by Simon Critchley and Richard Kearney. London.

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Indeed, both essays imagine forms of non- or quasi-sovereignty, figured by–and eventuating in–an acknowledgement of being and remaining torn, an acknowledgement that may found a conception of the political as it confounds cosmopolitanim terms of decision. Aug 12, Eric rated it it was amazing Shelves: Dosmopolitanism is a madness of the impossible.

Richard Rorty asks whether the ideals of rights enshrined in liberty, equality and fraternity implicit in global cosmopolitanism are sustainable when the very concept of rights is problematic.

On Cosmopolitanism is rather short and doesn’t provide as much information as I’d like it to in order for me to be able to understand the topic, but On Forgiveness cosmopolitanosm a good read. Jun 07, Eric Steere rated it liked it.

Postscript on Hospitality, Cosmopolitanism, and the Other. Now, I wonder, is such forgiveness in benefit of the perpetrator or of the victim? Books by Jacques Derrida.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Published June 28th by Routledge first published May 21st Nov 09, Y. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I am even sure of not understanding, and in any case I have nothing to say.

Chasing Butterflies Without a Net: Thanks for telling us about the problem. While at times the writing is a bit hard to understand mostly because of the run on sentencesthe points that Derrida touches upon are worth pondering. The first surprise with this book was that I understood it. Gideon Baker – – Routledge. Sign in to use this feature. Sign in Create an account.


This book is not yet featured on Listopia. I’m glad to have read this and proud that I’ve finally can put a Derrida book on my list. No keywords specified fix it.

We have to forgive in the moment. Ilsup Ahn – – Journal of Religious Ethics 38 2: During his lifetime, he wrote more than 40 books on various aspects of deconstruction including Of Grammatology, Glas, The Postcard: The second was that I enjoyed it. Without forgjveness your experience may not be seamless.

On Cosmopolitanism and Forgiveness

Either way, the second chapter on forgiveness was interesting and clear. The foundation is made in order to hide it; by its essence it tends to organize amnesia, sometimes under the celebration and sublimation of the grand beginnings” p.

It’s mostly because I don’t think anyone really listens to philosophers in their political games. Forgiveness in the context of Nation-States is torn between the double imperative of acts that are by their nature unforgivable and “the reality of a society at work in pragmatic processes of reconciliation” p.

I do admire Derrida’s effort and the concepts I grasped I think I mostly agreed with, especially in the Cosmopolitanism section, because the Forgiveness, while interesting, aren’t applicable to a political system. I don’t understand what’s inside them that makes it so easy to forgive, so easy to push anger, hurt, fear, out of the way. Derrida is fascinating and easy enough to digest. Overall, this was an insightful read.

It is this move that may further help us to distinguish Derridian responsibility from Levinasian ethics as first philosophy. In the second half of this book, Forgiveness is interrogated as he comes to the conclusion that forgiveness can only come from the “unforgiveable”, and is precluded by the normalcy of the forgiveable. Drawing on examples of treatment of minority groups in Europe, he skilfully and accessibly probes the thinking that underlies much of the practice, and rhetoric, that informs cosmopolitanism.


Yet in the absence of the law, hospitality “would be in danger of remaining a pious and irresponsible desire, without form and without potency, and of even being perverted at any moment” Drawing on examples of treatment of minority groups in Europe, he skilfully and accessibly probes the thinking that underlies much of the practice, and rhetoric, that informs cosmopolitanism.

W “We are all heir, at least, to persons or events marked, in an essential, interior, ineffaceable fashion, by crimes against humanity. That might be because he didn’t really come up with answers or because I have a hard time concentrating this afternoon. Arguably Derrida at his finest. It is thus outsize the law, and violent by that very fact. Hear Say Yes in Joyce. Holton – – Palgrave-Macmillan. Jacques Derrida asks how it is possible to uphold an international hospitality and sense of justice in the face of increasing nationalism and hostility to refugees.

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His thoughts on what forgiveness is and implies is worthy of consideration, and it is explained so that his forgivendss are understood properly. Jun 17, ralowe rated it it was amazing. Request removal from index.

What does it mean to be a part of globalization and what obligations do we have to our fellow man. Sep 15, Steven rated it really liked it Shelves: References to this book Media and Morality: