Would human extinction be a tragedy? A philosophical investigation reasons that it would, but that it might also leave the world a better place Firearms and explosives are the most popular methods, but perhaps not the most effective.
Terence Cave, Alan Montefiore and Margaret Whitford, each with a variety of dour kindness, helped me clarify the argument at certain important points; I owe a great deal to their patience. I owe thanks to Chris Norris, the editor of the series, for commissioning what was in the first stages of its composition a very different book, and for helping the finished manuscript through its last stages.
Sidney Allen has over a long period supplied me with philological detail which would have taken a long time to constitute unaided. The book is dedicated to them. As a writer Derrida is both productive and difficult. This creates material and psychological difficulties in writing about his work.
The library of Trinity College, Cambridge has made some matters of bibliography a great deal easier than they might otherwise have been, and I owe thanks.
I am enormously grateful to the French Department of the Johns Hopkins University for the visiting professorship which allowed me the time I needed to finish the book. Writing in a case like this, where attempting to get things right is more than a matter of xii Acknowledgements rectitude in itself quite important enough because the object of study can read and react, is a strange enterprise.
The work studied is in the public domain, but has a live connection back to the private concerns of its author. Abbreviations The edition referred to appears under the date and title in the bibliography; italicized abbreviations refer to the translation see under the original edition for details of the translation.
An Introduction, Otobiographies: To do this only produces the belief that what is seen on all sides is what was already known before, perhaps because the terms sound rather familiar. Kant Jacques Derrida is known still as a controversial and difficult philosopher, though his first work was published thirty-five years ago.
Part of this reputation may be occasioned by the very extent of the interest his work has aroused: The extent of this influence is neglected by those who quite commonly say that it is principally literary critics who have adapted to and adopted his work.
But the undeniable interest students of literature have taken in his work can throw light on the nature of the arguments Derrida mounts. However, the claim is I hope not just a repetition of his: On the contrary, it is a claim with subjacent implications about what sort of factors are in play in the construction of an argument, any argument, whatever natural and national language it is written in.
The putting together of arguments, even in a scientific tradition, is affected by the particular scientific tradition and the particular language, national and cultural, it is occurring in.
This is so even where the scientific problem tackled is anchored to an apparently concrete and straightforward problem in the world, as anyone 2 Introduction reflecting on the different ways motorway engineers in Italy and the United Kingdom address the building of bridges might agree.
Now it is true that Derrida has experimented more widely than many philosophers with the forms he has used: The reader has to adjust to a variety of factors: What the present book takes more and more as its centre is the relation of argument to mode of writing: The reader has to work out what the relevant factors for understanding the argument are.
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