Donner l’amour: Le don et le sacrifice chez Derrida et Patočka

Eddo Evink

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In Donner la mort, Jacques Derrida conceives moral responsibility as always characterized by unsolvable aporias. His interpretation of Patočka’s Heretical Essays is meant to underscore this analysis. I would like to show, however, firstly, that Derrida’s reading of Patočka is problematic, because, in Patočka’s view responsibility does not rest on a gift of death but on a gift of love. Patočka’s conception of sacrifice is also different from Derrida’s. I try to demonstrate, secondly, how Patočka’s phenomenology provides a better understanding of gift, sacrifice and responsibility than Derrida’s approach can offer.
Vertaalde titel van de bijdrageThe Gift of Love: Gift and Sacrifice in Derrida and Patočka
Originele taal-2French
Pagina's (van-tot)491-510
Aantal pagina's20
TijdschriftRevue philosophique de la France et de l’étranger
Nummer van het tijdschrift4
StatusPublished - 2019

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