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Philosophy and Post-structuralist TheoryFrom Kant to Deleuze$
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Claire Colebrook

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780748622276

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622276.001.0001

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Derrida: Responsibility Without Autonomy

Derrida: Responsibility Without Autonomy

(p.93) 3 Derrida: Responsibility Without Autonomy
Philosophy and Post-structuralist Theory

Claire Colebrook

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter discusses the philosophy of Derrida. Like Heidegger, Derrida argues that the concept of representation is linked to the Western logos and has persistently determined the very character of thought and experience. But Derrida is careful with regard to positing a simple ‘other’ to representation. For there would be several problems with any such outside to the Western logos. Indeed, returning logos to the proximity of the world or a grounding intention (as does phenomenology) is the ‘logocentric’ gesture par excellence; it is yet one more attempt to return all thought to a proper origin. Against the logos — as being's own becoming — Derrida sassert the radical errancy of the gramme, trace, play or writing.

Keywords:   metaphysics, logos, representation, necessity, violence, post-structuralism

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