• Editorial Note
    with Rodrigo Therezo
    Oxford Literary Review 43 (1). 2021.
    Oxford Literary Review, Volume 43, Issue 1, Page v-v, July, 2021.
  • Scatter 2: Politics in Deconstruction
    Fordham University Press. 2021.
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    Weird
    Oxford Literary Review 42 (2): 145-148. 2020.
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    Geschlecht pollachos legetai
    Philosophy Today 64 (2): 423-439. 2020.
    At an important moment in his reading of Heidegger in Geschlecht III, Derrida wields a pair of semi-technical terms from his own earlier work, and uses them to identify a classical, indeed Aristotelian, vein in Heidegger’s reading of Trakl. This gesture is complex, both in that, in spite of appearances, the Mehrdeutigkeit Heidegger identifies in Trakl is not essentially to do with the term Geschlecht, and in that Derrida’s presentation of Aristotle’s views about polysemia is perhaps over-simplif…Read more
  • Peut-être une politique..
    Cahiers Philosophiques 1 46. 2009.
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    Beastly Sovereignty
    Environmental Philosophy 16 (1): 13-33. 2019.
    This article examines three textual moments that might plausibly have found their way into Derrida’s late Beast and Sovereign seminars, but that Derrida appears to avoid or overlook. Aristotle’s discussion in the Politics of the “One Best Man” scenario is placed in the context of his earlier characterizations of the naturally apolitical man as akin either to a beast or to a god; Bataille’s late descriptions of sovereignty as a kind of self-perverting hyperbolic structure are juxtaposed with some…Read more
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    Beastly Sovereignty in advance
    Environmental Philosophy. forthcoming.
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    Circumcising Confession: Derrida, Autobiography, Judaism"Circumfession" (review)
    with Jill Robbins and Jacques Derrida
    Diacritics 25 (4): 20. 1995.
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    Lemmata/Lemmala: Frames for Derrida's ParergaParergon (review)
    with Shuli Barzilai, Jacques Derrida, and Ian Mcleod
    Diacritics 20 (1): 2. 1990.
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    Flight of SpiritDe L'Esprit: Heidegger et la Question
    with John Sallis, Jacques Derrida, and Rachel Bowlby
    Diacritics 19 (3/4): 25. 1989.
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    Rephrasing the Freudian Unconscious: Lyotard's Affect-Phrase"Emma."Heidegger and "The Jews."The InhumanLectures D'Enfance (review)
    with Anne Tomiche, Jean-Francois Lyotard, Andreas Michel, Mark S. Roberts, and Rachel Bowlby
    Diacritics 24 (1): 42. 1994.
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    The Democricy to Come
    Oxford Literary Review 39 (1): 116-134. 2017.
    A recurrent typographical slip makes a democrat of Democritus, Demokratos of Demokritos, in an exemplary instance of the atomists' persistent analogy of atoms and letters. This essay argues that the rhythmic resonances between ancient materialism and democracy can be read in terms of a fundamental scatter that tends to deconstruct the teleologism endemic in the philosophical tradition's thinking about politics. The curious resistance that scatter opposes to any kind of telos might itself make de…Read more
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    Editorial Note
    with Tze-Yin Teo
    Oxford Literary Review 39 (1). 2017.
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    Hap
    Oxford Literary Review 36 (2): 170-174. 2014.
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    Editorial Note
    Oxford Literary Review 36 (1). 2014.
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    Ex Lex
    Oxford Literary Review 35 (2): 143-163. 2013.
    Following Derrida's identification of the death-penalty as the transcendental of penal law in general, this essay traces the logic of its justification by the talionic principle in Kant and Hegel. Showing how the death penalty is in fact the only case in which the talionic principle operates without mediations or a calculus of equivalents, it is argued that this im-mediacy locates the death penalty contradictorily at both the height of the rational and the depth of the barbaric. This allows the …Read more
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    Aesthetics Interrupted: the Art of Deconstruction
    Oxford Literary Review 36 (1): 19-35. 2014.
    The principle whereby any bit of deconstruction brings with it all of deconstruction must affect the philosophical understanding of art usually subsumed under the title ‘aesthetics’. There can in principle be no deconstructive aesthetics (any more than there could be a deconstructive ethics or a deconstructive epistemology. Aesthetics in general is mortgaged to sensory perception, and from very early Derrida ‘perception does not exist’. Whence his interest in blinking, blindness and the trait of…Read more
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    Dust
    Oxford Literary Review 34 (1): 25-49. 2012.
    The motif of dust, especially in Richard II, is foregrounded as a complex figure of the deconstruction of sovereignty in Shakespeare.
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    Frontiers: Two Seminar Sessions
    Oxford Literary Review 14 (1): 197-240. 1992.
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    Outside Language
    Oxford Literary Review 11 (1): 189-212. 1989.
  • Opening Lines
    Oxford Literary Review 14 (1): 2. 1992.
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    Emergencies
    Oxford Literary Review 18 (1): 175-216. 1996.
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    Gérard Genette, Introduction à I'architexte (review)
    Oxford Literary Review 4 (2): 82-88. 1980.
  • Sade: Laying down the Law
    Oxford Literary Review 6 (2): 38-56. 1984.
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    Deconstruction and the Philosophers
    Oxford Literary Review 10 (1): 73-130. 1988.
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    A Moment of Madness: Derrida's Kierkegaard
    Oxford Literary Review 33 (1): 103-127. 2011.
    Beginning with his famous 1963 lecture on Foucault, Derrida repeatedly invokes a line from Kierkegaard, often translated from his French as ‘the instant of decision is madness,’ without ever giving a precise reference or subjecting that sentence to anything like a reading in the Derridean sense. This paper tracks some of the unsuspected complexities that emerge when that sentence is located in Kierkegaard and the Pauline tradition to which Kierkegaard is appealing. It is suggested that the singu…Read more
  • Editorial
    Oxford Literary Review 33 (1). 2011.
  • Scatter1
    Oxford Literary Review 30 (1): 1-44. 2008.