Derrida's Secret

Derrida's Secret

Perjury, Testimony, Oath

eBook - 2017
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The Snowden Affair, Wikileaks, the 'lone wolf' terrorist, Clinton's private email account - the secret is arguably the central element of our contemporary political experience. Now, Charles Barbour looks at the basic ontological question 'what is a secret?' Organised as a reflection on Jacques Derrida's later writings on secrecy, four chapters each look at a separate problematic: society and the oath, literature and testimony, philosophy and deception, and time and death. Barbour shows that secrecy is not a negation of our relations with others, but a necessary condition of those relations. We can only reveal ourselves to one another (and, indeed, to anything other) insofar as we conceal as well.
Publisher: Edinburgh :, Edinburgh University Press,, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781474425018
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 292 pages)


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