ERIC Number: EJ1018890
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
The Humanities without Condition: Derrida and the Singular "Oeuvre"
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice, v13 n1-2 p54-61 Feb-Apr 2014
In an important lecture on the function of the Humanities, "The University without Condition", Jacques Derrida asks what it means to "profess" the truth and advocates a commitment to the "oeuvre"--the work that constitutes an event rather than just a contribution to knowledge. I examine a few phrases from the lecture, focusing on questions of the unconditional, the "as if", singularity, the future, and the impossible.
Descriptors: Humanities, Higher Education, College Role, Role of Education, Academic Freedom, Ethics, Ethical Instruction, Resistance (Psychology), Writing (Composition), Educational Philosophy, Art Expression
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