On Derrida's Donner le temps, Volumes I & II: A New Engagement with Heidegger Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract This essay explores the importance of Donner le temps II within the context of Derridas writings on Heidegger and the gift. In the first section of the essay, I situate the publication of the latter half of Derridas 197879 seminar against his writings on the gift generally, beginning in 1968 and ending in 2000. In the second section, I explain how the second volume of Donner le temps relates to the first. In the final three sections of the paper, I focus on three prominent topics of the seminar, so as to show how they impact our previous understanding of major aspects of Derridas thought: first, the Heideggerian thinking of the es gibt, as it relates to the gifts unconditionality. Second, the problematic of the Kunstwerk, as it informs Derridas thinking of rcit. Third, the problem of Dichtung, as it is linked to the pomatique.

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  • Rosenthal, A. R.

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  • Rosenthal, Adam R

publication date

  • January 2022