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  • 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, 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 ...
  • The Gift and the meaning-giving subject: A Reading of Given Time 

    De Ville, Jacques (Springer, 2010)
    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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...