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Europe after DerridaCrisis and Potentiality$
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Agnes Czajka and Bora Isyar

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780748683369

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748683369.001.0001

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Mind the ‘Cap’

Mind the ‘Cap’

(p.9) Chapter 1 Mind the ‘Cap’
Europe after Derrida

Samuel Weber

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter first discusses what ‘Europe’ was for Derrida. To do so, the chapter unpacks the major essay he devoted to Europe, namely The Other Heading (L‘’Autre cap). Following the interpretation of this seemingly straightforward text that is actually extremely intricate, and also through an engagement with fundamental Derridean concepts such as singularity and universality, the chapter explores the implications of The Other Heading on the ongoing European crisis. Seeing the crisis as more than merely a financial one, the chapter engages in an interdisciplinary discussion of the intra-European forces and factors involved and implicated in it.

Keywords:   Derrida, Europe, capital, singularity, universality

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