For Strasbourg : conversations of friendship and philosophy by Brault, Pascale-Anne; Derrida, Jacques; Lacoue-Labarthe,

By Brault, Pascale-Anne; Derrida, Jacques; Lacoue-Labarthe, Philippe; Naas, Michael; Nancy, Jean-Luc

For Strasbourg involves a sequence of essays and interviews through French thinker and literary theorist Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) in regards to the urban of Strasbourg and the philosophical friendships he constructed there over a 40 12 months interval. Written simply months ahead of his loss of life, the outlet essay of the gathering, "The position name(s): Strasbourg," recounts in nice aspect, and in very relocating phrases, Derrida's deep attachment to this French urban at the border among France and Germany. greater than only a own narrative, in spite of the fact that, it's a profound interrogation of the connection among philosophy and position, philosophy and language, and philosophy and friendship. As such, it increases a sequence of philosophical, political, and moral questions that may all be put lower than the aegis of what Derrida as soon as known as "philosophical nationalities and nationalism." the opposite 3 texts incorporated listed below are lengthy interviews/conversations among Derrida and his crucial interlocutors in Strasbourg, Jean-Luc Nancy and Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe. those interviews are major either for the topics they concentrate on (language, politics, friendship, dying, existence after dying, etc) and for what they exhibit approximately Derrida's relationships to Nancy and Lacoue-Labarthe. jam-packed with sharp insights into one another's paintings and peppered with own anecdotes and humor, they endure witness to the decades-long highbrow friendships of those 3 vital modern thinkers. This assortment therefore stands as a reminder of and testimony to Derrida's dating to Strasbourg and to the 2 thinkers such a lot heavily linked to that urban

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PL-L: I am haunted by this same thing, I have this same—I’m no longer sure what to call it—testamentary or testimonial haunting. For a very long time now, through things read long ago, a very strong feeling has been inscribed, so to speak, in me: that of leaving something, a trace, and, in the end, to transmit . . It is something that struck me in the ................. 18520$ $CH2 12-20-13 09:11:49 PS PAGE 24 25 Discussion Between Derrida, Lacoue-Labarthe, and Nancy declaration of someone I like a great deal, and it was considered scandalous by .

I am well aware of the College’s important, indeed indispensable contribution to philosophical work in the public arena. I also congratulate it for its many seminars as well as its day-long events, its conferences, and its radio programs. They offer a program of very high quality, a space open to endless innovation. But let me simply note that this space tends to create a specific and original place rather than an organ of communication, transfer, or contagion. There is, of course, nothing worrisome about a project being transformed as it evolves, develops, becomes more concrete.

J-LN: You’ve responded perfectly well. I would like, however, to add an additional aspect to the question. Namely, in the word exappropriation, I often, most often, have the impression that what one hears being accentuated is only the ex–, as if it were simply the doublet of expropriation. But, since you created the word exappropriation, it’s clearly not just expropriation that you are thinking about but also propriation. So what you just said is, I think, in line with this propriation. That, in the end, is all that matters to me.

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