Winter 1989

Critchley discusses Christopher Norris’ recent book, in particular as it relates to Derrida and the role of Emmanual Levinas on Derrida’s thought. Norris, argues Critchley, fails to engage with Heidegger in relation to Derrida. The critical question is that of the precise relation between reason and thought, and where irrationalism best fits in. Contrasting Kantian ethics with the work of Levinas, Critchley offers a critical perspective on Norris’ account of Derrida’s

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