(In)finite responsibility: How to avoid the contrary effects of Derrida's ethics

Eddo Evink*

*Bijbehorende auteur voor dit werk

OnderzoeksoutputAcademicpeer review

6 Citaten (Scopus)


In this article a difference is discussed between the early work and the later work of Jacques Derrida. This difference can be described as a shift from inscription to transcendence and is related to the growing attention for ethics and politics in Derrida's later work. Some characteristics of his ethics (infinite and absolute responsibility as well as his thoughts on forgiveness) are criticized in this article. An alternative approach is suggested, following the emphasis on the movement of inscription that can be found in Derrida's early work.

Originele taal-2English
Pagina's (van-tot)467-481
Aantal pagina's15
TijdschriftPhilosophy & Social Criticism
Nummer van het tijdschrift4
StatusPublished - mei-2009

Citeer dit