Margins of Desire
The Foundations of Derrida's Social Ethics
|Institution:||University of Haifa|
|Advisor(s):||Prof. Michael Strauss and Prof. Oded Balaban|
|Degree:||Ph.D. in Philosophy|
In this research, the author analyzes Derrida's understanding of the way society is created out of a collection of individuals, how the individuals preserve their singularity and freedom within a social system and the meaning of ethics, as it comes out in his early writings. In this work, the researcher used a phenomenological method of research and Cassirer's way of analyzing the symbolic forms as a framework to analyze the early writing of Derrida. Although it is not a common approach to combine Derrida's philosophy with that of Cassirer's, the researcher found that Cassirer's ideas help to show Derrida's unique position.