Weds, 7-9:50 pm (A 3081)
Office Hours: M/W: 12-2:00
Derrida, The Animal That Therefore I am (Fordham U.P. ) 082322791X
Derrida, Margins of Philosophy (Chicago) 978-0226143262
Recommended overall (I have not ordered them, since various online merchants sell these for cheaper than our bookstore):
Benoît Peeters, Jacques Derrida: A Biography (Polity, 2012)
*Please note that this syllabus is likely to change as we progress through the semester.
David Couzens Hoy, Ch. 2 (concentrate on the sections on Husserl, Heidegger, and Derrida) from The Time of Our Lives: A Critical History of Temporality (MIT Press, 2012).
Recommended: Jacques Derrida, “Letter to a Japanese Friend.”
Christopher Norris, “Derrida and Metaphysics,” from Understanding Derrida (Continuum, 2004)
Mary Jeanne Larabee, “Time and Spatial Modes: Temporality in Husserl” (Research in Phenomenology 49.3 [Spring 1989]: 373-392)
David Allison, “Derrida on Husserl,” Understanding Derrida.
Derrida, Speech and Phenomena, chs. 4-end.
Simon Glendinning, “Derrida and Language,” Understanding Derrida.
Peter Gratton, Ch. 1, The State of Sovereignty: Lessons from the Political Fictions of Modernity.
Derrida, “The Force of Law“; Begin Derrida, The Animal that Therefore I am
Exegetical Paper: What is deconstruction? Demonstrate your answer by way of a close reading of one of Derrida’s texts we have read. 8 pages, double-spaced. (20%)
Finish Derrida, The Animal Therefore I am.
Derrida, Rogues, Pt. 1, chs. 5-end.
Recommended: Peter Gratton, ch. 5, The State of Sovereignty: Lessons from the Political Fictions of Modernity.
Derrida, “Learning how to Live Finally.”
Come to class with your abstract of your final paper.
Final Paper Due, email by noon to firstname.lastname@example.org. 16-20 pages, topic to be approved by Professor. (40%)