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. There are, however, two main places in print where Derrida treats forgiveness. The first is in On Cosmopolitanism and Forgiveness, a short book published by. Jacques Derrida, On Cosmopolitanism and Forgiveness. Trans. Mark Dooley and Michael Hughes. Preface by Simon Critchley and Richard Kearney. London.

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I had not considered the Abrahamic origin of forgiveness in this caseand how it has been secularised and basically universalised, now being used beyond its religious origins in a multitude of contexts mainly political and in cultural settings which don’t have Abrahamic heritage societies which are not mainly Christian, Jewish or Islamic, like places in East Asia.

Mark Dooley and Michael Hughes. I’ll refer mainly to the second part, ‘On Forgiveness’. This fascinating book will be illuminating reading for all.

Hughes – – Studies in Christian Ethics 16 1: Should we look to the city rather than the state for protection of basic freedoms? New Thinking and New Directions. Nov 09, Y. An interesting concept if considered in a modern context. The very idea of forgiveness means that we don’t ever really forgive.


The ” partage “–taken in its widest and most contradictory sense, as division and sharing–of politics and ethics, the conditional and the unconditional, may be what ultimately links the two essays “On Cosmopolitanism” and “On Forgiveness” that make up this short volume. On Cosmopolitanism is rather short and doesn’t provide as much information as I’d like it to in order for me to be able to understand the topic, but On Forgiveness was a good read.

Oct 15, Mahesh rated it it was amazing. Meanwhile the cosmopolitanism in this book can be one of alternative conceiving Kant ideas of cosmopolitanism itself.

Jacques Derrida, On Cosmopolitanism and Forgiveness – PhilPapers

Throughout, more politically focused than I anticipated. Philosophy of Religion in Continental Philosophy. Apr 25, zaki added it. The essays are prescient and speak to the complexities of aid and hospitality and the nature of forgiveness.

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The whole issue with Syria is so cha The problem of reading this book for school is I took 4 days to try to absorb it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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On Cosmopolitanism and Forgiveness

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What have duties and rights to do with hospitality? Gideon Baker – – Routledge. The second was that I enjoyed it. Added to PP index Total downloads 3of 2, Recent downloads 6 months 1of 2, How can I increase my downloads? Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Not the kind of philosophy that interests me. A Kantian Response to Jacques Derrida.

Overall, this was an insightful read.

Richard Rorty asks whether the ideals of rights enshrined in liberty, equality and fraternity implicit in global cosmopolitanism are sustainable when the very concept of rights is problematic. This foundational violence is not only forgotten. Sign in to use this feature.

To ask other readers questions about On Cosmopolitanism and Forgivenessplease sign up. This small volume is a “must read” if you are interested in how philosophical analysis can inform a more nuanced understanding of contemporary events such as the plight of refugees and the benefits and limits of truth and reconciliation commissions.