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An Examination of Deconstruction as Applied to the Political in Jacques Derrida's The Politics of Friendship

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Title: An Examination of Deconstruction as Applied to the Political in Jacques Derrida's The Politics of Friendship
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Keenan, Lauren
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Derrida, Jacques
Differance
Schmitt, Carl
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis aims to be a study of Jacques Derrida�s political thought, focusing on the importance of how the concepts of identity and decision function when seen through a deconstructive lens as well as of the place (if any) that deconstructive lens has in the political sphere. Through a re-examination of the geneaology of friendship from a deconstructive perspective, Derrida examines finds that the relation of friendship, one which is always supposed to be a relationship with an "other", to paradoxically be a relation favoring sameness in it�s attempts to preserve the identity of each friend. This preoccupation with preservation of identity is comparable to the conservation of presence he finds in many of his other deconstructive projects, and has a connection to the structure of decision making itself. Derrida notes that traditional conceptions of friendship do not actually take into account the otherness of the other, but rather relegate the other to instances of what we can understand as other, and more over, instances of similarity to self. This deconstructive inquiry into the structures surrounding identity and friendship gains a political import through its ability to define proximity through defining friendship, brotherhood, and citizenship.
Statement of Responsibility: by Lauren Keenan
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Flakne, April

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Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 K26
System ID: NCFE003948:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003948/00001

Material Information

Title: An Examination of Deconstruction as Applied to the Political in Jacques Derrida's The Politics of Friendship
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Keenan, Lauren
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2008
Publication Date: 2008

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Derrida, Jacques
Differance
Schmitt, Carl
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis aims to be a study of Jacques Derrida�s political thought, focusing on the importance of how the concepts of identity and decision function when seen through a deconstructive lens as well as of the place (if any) that deconstructive lens has in the political sphere. Through a re-examination of the geneaology of friendship from a deconstructive perspective, Derrida examines finds that the relation of friendship, one which is always supposed to be a relationship with an "other", to paradoxically be a relation favoring sameness in it�s attempts to preserve the identity of each friend. This preoccupation with preservation of identity is comparable to the conservation of presence he finds in many of his other deconstructive projects, and has a connection to the structure of decision making itself. Derrida notes that traditional conceptions of friendship do not actually take into account the otherness of the other, but rather relegate the other to instances of what we can understand as other, and more over, instances of similarity to self. This deconstructive inquiry into the structures surrounding identity and friendship gains a political import through its ability to define proximity through defining friendship, brotherhood, and citizenship.
Statement of Responsibility: by Lauren Keenan
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2008
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Flakne, April

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2008 K26
System ID: NCFE003948:00001

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