[SydPhil] Reminder: Philosophy seminar, Samir Haddad, Monday July 15, Political Foundations in Derrida's Work on Education

Joanne Faulkner j.faulkner at unsw.edu.au
Fri Jul 12 12:08:49 AEST 2013

Date:               Monday July 15
Time:              1 p.m.
Venue:           Morven Brown 310, University of NSW (map reference C20: (1.7MB)<http://www.facilities.unsw.edu.au/Maps/pdf/kensington.pdf>)

Dr Samir Haddad (Fordham University)

Political Foundations in Derrida's Work on Education

Many commentators refer to Derrida’s activism in and writings on education as evidence of his long-standing engagement with political questions and issues. But much less frequent is to demonstrate the precise ways in which these writings are political, and their specific relation to Derrida's later work. In this paper I undertake this task by examining the development of the notion of political foundation across Derrida's work on education. I show that this notion is more richly developed here than elsewhere in Derrida's oeuvre, and argue that it makes explicit certain features and limitations of his later understanding of democracy to come.

Samir Haddad is an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University. He is the author of Derrida and the Inheritance of Democracy (Indiana UP, 2013), and has published articles in Derrida Today, Diacritics, Philosophy Today, and The International Journal of Philosophical Studies, among other outlets. His research interests include twentieth century continental philosophy, contemporary French philosophy, deconstruction, and democratic theory.

Dr Joanne Faulkner, j.faulkner at unsw.edu.au
School of Humanities and Languages

Dr Joanne Faulkner
ARC DECRA Research Fellow
School of Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Room 338, Morven Brown Building
University of New South Wales
Kensington, NSW 2052

j.faulkner at unsw.edu.au
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