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Deconstructing the Leviathan: Derrida’s The Beast and the Sovereign
(Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2012)
Derrida’s The Beast & the Sovereign volume I, explores the contradictory appearance of animals in political discourse. Sometimes, as he points out, political man and the sovereign state appear in the form of an animal, and ...
The ghostly dance of Zarathustra
Reading of C.W. Maris’s Nietzsche-Niëzky-Nijinsky: De Dans van Zarathustra (2004) and De Dans van Zarathustra: Nietzsche en de vrolijke rechtswetenschap (2006).
The Gift and the meaning-giving subject: A Reading of Given Time
In this essay the relation between justice and the gift in Derrida’s thinking is explored. The essay shows that an understanding of the ontological difference or the relation between Being and beings in Heidegger’s thinking ...
Mythology and the images of justice
(University of California Press, 2011)
This essay enquires into the depictions of Justice through the ages, as well as the myths surrounding these depictions, more particularly in Egypt, Greece, and Rome, as well as in modern times. The essay departs in significant ...
Revisiting Plato’s Pharmacy
In this essay, one of Derrida’s early texts, Plato’s pharmacy, is analysed in detail, more specifically in relation to its reflections on writing and its relation to law. This analysis takes place with reference to a number ...
Rethinking power and law: Foucault’s Society must be Defended
Michel Foucault provides a radical challenge to the liberal approach to power and law, which is echoed by Jacques Derrida. Important differences exist between the analyses of Foucault and Derrida which should not be ...
Book Review: Judith Still, Derrida and Hospitality: theory and practice
(Edinburgh University Press, 2013)
A book review of Judith Still, Derrida and Hospitality: theory and practice, (Edinburgh, Edinburgh University Press, 2010), 294 pp. ISBN 978-0-7486-4027-0
Madness and the law: The Derrida/Foucault debate revisited
In this article the Derrida/Foucault debate is scrutinised with two closely related aims in mind: (1) reconsidering the way in which Foucault’s texts, and especially the more recently published lectures, should be read; ...