November 17, 2006

Unconditional love at the heart of Derrida

Edward Berge Says: November 16th, 2006 at 5:07 pm As one small taste of Derrida, here’s an excerpted paragraph from the Postmetaphysical Thinking 4 blog. Come on over to it and taste the unconditional love at the heart of Derrida.
“What is called for in and by the democracy to come is the unconditional gift, which does not seek a return on one’s investment, the gift, in which the self gives up its power, the power of the “I can,” the power of the possible, which is what constitutes a self….What is called for is unconditional hospitality to the other, to the stranger and the immigrant, to the tired, the hungry and huddled masses. What is called for is a transforming and transfixing revolution in which the self turns itself inside out and lets itself by claimed by the other.”

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