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The Resource The animal that therefore I am, Jacques Derrida ; edited by Marie-Louise Mallet ; translated by David Wills

The animal that therefore I am, Jacques Derrida ; edited by Marie-Louise Mallet ; translated by David Wills

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The animal that therefore I am
Title
The animal that therefore I am
Statement of responsibility
Jacques Derrida ; edited by Marie-Louise Mallet ; translated by David Wills
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"The Animal That Therefore I Am is the long-awaited translation of the complete text of Jacques Derrida's ten-hour address to the 1997 Cérisy conference entitled "The Autobiographical Animal," the third of four such colloquia on his work. The book was assembled posthumously on the basis of two published sections, one written and recorded session, and one informal recorded session. The book is at once an affectionate look back over the multiple roles played by animals in Derrida's work and a profound philosophical investigation and critique of the relegation of animal life that takes place as a result of the distinction - dating from Descartes - between man as thinking animal and every other living species. That starts with the very fact of the line of separation drawn between the human and the millions of other species that are reduced to a single "the animal." Derrida finds that distinction, or versions of it, surfacing in thinkers as far apart as Descartes, Kant, Heidegger, Lacan, and Levinas, and he dedicates extended analyses to the question in the work of each of them. The book's autobiographical theme intersects with its philosophical analysis through the figures of looking and nakedness, staged in terms of Derrida's experience when his cat follows him into the bathroom in the morning. In a classic deconstructive reversal, Derrida asks what this animal sees and thinks when it sees this naked man. Yet the experiences of nakedness and shame also lead all the way back into the mythologies of "man's dominion over the beasts" and trace a history of how man has systematically displaced onto the animal his own failings or bêtises"--Book cover
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Derrida, Jacques
Dewey number
194
Index
no index present
LC call number
B2430.D483
LC item number
A5513 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mallet, Marie-Louise
Series statement
Perspectives in continental philosophy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Animals (Philosophy)
  • Das @Animalische
  • Philosophische Anthropologie
Label
The animal that therefore I am, Jacques Derrida ; edited by Marie-Louise Mallet ; translated by David Wills
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Publication
Note
Translated from the French
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-176)
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The animal that therefore I am (more to follow) -- But as for me, who am I (following)? -- And say the animal responded -- I don't know why we are doing this
Control code
182529017
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 176 pages
Isbn
9780823227907
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008007491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)182529017
Label
The animal that therefore I am, Jacques Derrida ; edited by Marie-Louise Mallet ; translated by David Wills
Publication
Note
Translated from the French
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-176)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The animal that therefore I am (more to follow) -- But as for me, who am I (following)? -- And say the animal responded -- I don't know why we are doing this
Control code
182529017
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xiii, 176 pages
Isbn
9780823227907
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2008007491
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)182529017

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