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Philosophy in a time of terror : dialogues with Jürgen Habermas and Jacques Derrida

Author: Jürgen Habermas; Jacques Derrida; Giovanna Borradori
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2003.
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"The idea for Philosophy in a Time of Terror was born hours after the terrorist attacks on 9/11 and came to realization just weeks later when Giovanna Borradori sat down with Jurgen Habermas and Jacques Derrida, in separate interviews, in New York City. Habermas and Derrida, guided by Borradori, evaluate the significance of the most destructive terrorist attack ever perpetrated. The book marks an unprecedented  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Entretiens
Named Person: Jürgen Habermas; Jacques Derrida; Jurgen Habermas; Jacques Derrida; Jürgen Habermas; Jacques Derrida; Jacques Derrida; Jürgen Habermas; Jürgen Habermas; Jacques Derrida; Jacques Derrida; Jürgen Habermas
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jürgen Habermas; Jacques Derrida; Giovanna Borradori
ISBN: 0226066649 9780226066646 0226066657 9780226066653 0226066665 9780226066660
OCLC Number: 51093263
Description: xvi, 208 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface. Philosophy in a time of terror --
Acknowledgements. Introduction. Terrorism and the legacy of the Enlightenment / Habermas, Derrida --
Fundamentalism and terror : a dialogue with Jurgen Habermas --
Reconstructing terrorism / Habermas --
Autoimmunity : real and symbolic suicides : a dialogue with Jacques Derrida --
Deconstructing terrorism / Derrida.
Responsibility: [interviewed by] Giovanna Borradori.
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Borradori contends that philosophy has an invaluable contribution to make to the understanding of terrorism. Post 9/11 Habermas and Derrida overcame their antagonism and sat down to evaluate the  Read more...

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