ISBN13:978-0415227124 ISBN10: 0415227127 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0415227117 ISBN10: 0415227119
Summary: One of the world's most famous philosophers, Jacques Derrida, explores difficult questions in this important and engaging book. Is it still possible to uphold international hospitality and justice in the face of increasing nationalism and civil strife in so many countries? Drawing on examples of treatment of minority groups in Europe, he skillfully and accessibly probes the thinking that underlies much of the practice, and rhetoric, that informs cosmopolitanism. What
have duties and rights to do with hospitality? Should hospitality be grounded in a private or public ethic, or even a religious one? This fascinating book will be illuminating reading for all.
Summary: One of the world's most famous philosophers, Jacques Derrida, explores difficult questions in this important and engaging book. Is it still possible to uphold international hospitality and justice in the face of increasing nationalism and civil strife in so many countries? Drawing on examples of treatment of minority groups in Europe, he skillfully and accessibly probes the thinking that underlies much of the practice, and rhetoric, that informs cosmopolitanism. What have duties and rights to do with hospitality? Should hospitality be grounded in a private or public ethic, or even a religious one? This fascinating book will be illuminating reading for all. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:01 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Routledge N. Y. Published: 06/28/2001 International: No
"Powerful and provocative...important, urgent, and demanding in... the best sense....These essays masterfully articulate the impossibilities of forgiveness and hospitality, but their real achievement lies in understanding this impossibility as inseparable from political and pragmatic exigencies."
--Modern Language Notes
"On Cosmopolitanism and Forgiveness clearly illustrates Derrida's remarkable and influential mode of approaching concepts at their limits.."
--MLN 116 #5, 12/01
"This is clearly an important series. I look forward to reading future volumes."
Routledge Web Site, May, 2002
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Preface to "On Cosmopolitanism and Forgiveness," Simon Critchley and Richard Kearney On Cosmopolitanism, translated by Mark Dooley On Forgiveness, translated by Michael Collins Hughes
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