For Strasbourg includes a chain of essays and interviews concerning the urban of Strasbourg and the philosophical friendships Jacques Derrida constructed there over a interval of a few 40 years.
Written simply months sooner than his loss of life, the hole essay, “The position Name(s): Strasbourg,” recounts intimately, 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, notwithstanding, the essay is a profound interrogation of the connection among philosophy and position, philosophy and language, and philosophy and friendship. As such, it increases a chain of philosophical, political, and moral questions that will all be put less than the aegis of what Derrida as soon as referred to as “philosophical nationalities and nationalism.”
The different 3 texts incorporated within the booklet are lengthy interviews/conversations among Derrida and his primary interlocutors in Strasbourg, Jean-Luc Nancy and Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe. those interviews are major either for the topics they specialize in (language, politics, friendship, loss of life, existence after demise, etc) and for what they exhibit approximately Derrida’s relationships to Nancy and Lacoue-Labarthe. jam-packed with sharp insights into one anothers’ paintings and peppered with own anecdotes and humor, the interviews undergo witness to the decades-long highbrow friendships of those 3 very important modern thinkers.
This assortment therefore stands as a reminder of and testimony to Derrida’s targeted dating to Strasbourg and to the 2 thinkers so much heavily linked to that city.