NYU Tribute to Jacques Derrida
A tribute to the French philosopher Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) hosted by NYU's Center for French Civilization and Culture, the Department of German, and the faculty of Arts and Sciences. Video includes segments of tributes given by scholars including Richard Foley, Tom Bishop, Peter Goodrich, Shireen Patell, Anselm Haverkamp, Ulrich Baer, Mary-Ann Caws, Michel Beaujour, Emiply Apter, Gil Anidjar, Drucilla Cornell, Judith Friedlander, Béatrice Longuenesse, Gayatri Spivak, and Avital Ronell.Also of interest is the University of California--Irvine's Remembering Jacques Derrida, which includes rebuttals to the New York Times' unflattering obituary for Derrida.
I will admit to general ignorance of Derrida's work, but from all the tributes and stories about his life that I have heard/read from those who knew him and understanding his work through Heidegger's later philosophy, he was a caring man with genuine concern for the Other, hardly the nihilist/relativist that his often rabid opponents characterize him as. So, with that, enjoy this tribute:
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