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Derrida and Antiquity

Miriam Leonard

Abstract

Written by Derrida scholars, philosophers, and classicists, this book analyses a dialogue with the ancient world in the work of one of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century. Through an analysis of Derrida's work it explores the relationship between modern philosophy and Plato, the role ancient concepts of democracy have played in modern political debates, and the place of antiquity in contemporary discussions about Europe, as well as investigating the influence that deconstruction has had on the study of classical literature, ancient philosophy, and early religion. The volume is p ... More

Keywords: Derrida, antiquity, Greeks, Plato, deconstruction, classical literature, ancient philosophy, religion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780199545544
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545544.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Miriam Leonard, editor
Lecturer in Greek Literature and its Reception, University College London
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Introduction

Miriam Leonard

‘We Other Greeks’1

Jacques Derrida Translated by Pascale‐Anne Brault and Michael Naas

Part I Derrida and the Classical Tradition

1 Earmarks

Michael Naas

Part II Antiquity and Modernity

Part III A Politics of Antiquity

7 Possible Returns

Andrew Benjamin

8 Derrida Polutropos

Bruce Rosenstock

Part IV The Question of Literature

9 Aristotle's Metaphor

Duncan F. Kennedy

Part V Platonic Bodies

11 The Platonic Remainder

Paul Allen Miller

End Matter