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  • Book Review: Judith Still, Derrida and Hospitality: theory and practice 

    De Ville, Jacques (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
  • Deconstructing the Leviathan: Derrida’s The Beast and the Sovereign 

    De Ville, Jacques (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 ...
  • Deconstruction and law: Derrida, Levinas and Cornell 

    De Ville, Jacques (University of Windsor, 2007)
    Drucilla Cornell’s book The Philosophy of the Limit has for a long time been an important reference point in attempting to understand the relation between deconstruction and law. This article examines some of the themes ...
  • Derrida and legal scholarship: A certain step beyond 

    De Ville, Jacques (Springer, 2009)
    A book review of 'Derrida and Legal Philosophy' edited by Peter Goodrich, Florian Hoffmann, Michel Rosenfeld, Cornelia Vismann, published by Palgrave Macmillan (Basingstoke, Hampshire/New York), 2008, ISBN-13: 978-0-230-57361-1.
  • Derrida's 'The Purveyor of Truth' and constitutional reading 

    De Ville, Jacques (Springer, 2008)
    In this article the author explores Jacques Derrida’s reading in ‘The Purveyor of Truth’ of Edgar Allan Poe’s ‘The Purloined Letter’. In his essay, Derrida proposes a reading which differs markedly from the interpretation ...
  • Derrida, the conditional and the unconditional 

    De Ville, Jacques (Juta Law, 2007)
    In his recent book, Law and Sacrifice: Towards a Post-Apartheid Theory of Law, Johan van der Walt gives a clear exposition of the possible impact of inter alia Jacques Derrida's thinking on law. In this article, the book ...
  • Desire and language in Derrida’s 'Force of Law' 

    De Ville, Jacques (Franz Steiner Verlag, 2009)
    In this article, the author proposes a reading of 'Force of Law' from two angles: boundless desire and the ‘law’ of language. The author contends that an analysis from these perspectives casts new light on the notion of ...
  • Levinas on law: A Derridean reading of Manderson’s Proximity, Levinas, and the Soul of Law 

    De Ville, Jacques (Griffith University, Griffith Law School, Socio-Legal Research Centre, 2007)
    In this article, Desmond Manderson’s book, Proximity, Levinas, and the Soul of Law (2006) is analysed specifically with reference to the accuracy with which it translates Derrida’s thinking into law. Manderson, in a number ...
  • Madness and the law: The Derrida/Foucault debate revisited 

    De Ville, Jacques (Springer, 2010)
    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; ...
  • Mythology and the images of justice 

    De Ville, Jacques (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 ...
  • Rethinking power and law: Foucault’s Society must be Defended 

    De Ville, Jacques (Springer, 2011)
    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 ...
  • Rethinking the notion of a 'higher law': Heidegger and Derrida on the Anaximander fragment 

    De Ville, Jacques (Springer, 2009)
    The Anaximander fragment, in the readings of both Heidegger and Derrida, speaks of that which exceeds positive law. In this article, the author provides a detailed reading of Heidegger’s Der Spruch des Anaximander, showing ...
  • Revisiting Plato’s Pharmacy 

    De Ville, Jacques (Springer, 2010)
    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 ...
  • Sovereignty without sovereignty: Derrida’s Declarations of Independence 

    De Ville, Jacques (Springer, 2008)
    This article questions the common assumptions in legal theory regarding Derrida’s well-known Declarations of Independence. Through a close reading of this text, well-known ground such as the relation between speech and ...
  • Spectres of Coke: Judicial supervision as a revolutionary inheritance 

    De Ville, Jacques (Springer Verlag, 2007)
    Sir Edward Coke is known for having played a central role in establishing the power of the common law courts to exercise a supervisory jurisdiction over the executive/administration. Coke is usually praised in the literature ...