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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 ...
Desire and language in Derrida’s 'Force of Law'
(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 ...
Derrida's 'The Purveyor of Truth' and constitutional reading
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 ...
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 ...
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; ...