By Jacques Derrida
"For Strasbourg comprises a sequence of essays and interviews via French thinker and literary theorist Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) concerning the urban of Strasbourg and the philosophical friendships he constructed there over a 40 12 months interval. Written justmonths ahead of his loss of life, the hole essay of the gathering, "The position name(s): Strasbourg," recounts in nice element, 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, even though, 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 would all be put lower than the aegis of what Derrida as soon as referred to as "philosophical nationalities and nationalism." the opposite 3 texts incorporated listed here are lengthy interviews/conversations among Derrida and his central interlocutors in Strasbourg, Jean-Luc Nancy and Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe. those interviews are major either for the subjects they specialize in (language, politics, friendship, demise, existence after loss of life, etc) and for what they show approximately Derrida's relationships to Nancy and Lacoue-Labarthe. full of 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 city"