The "weak" response to the suffering of the living: An attempt to follow Derrida

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Abstract

This essay attempts to discover a solution to what Derrida has called the problem of "the worst": unconditional inhospitality leads to suicide. The solution consists in the construction of a "recipe": unconditional hospitality. In seven steps, the recipe tells us how to internalize others (non-human animals in particular, the living) without destroying their singularity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)87-90
Number of pages4
JournalMosaic
Volume40
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2007

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  • Literature and Literary Theory

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