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ERIC Number: EJ921001
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1345-8353
The "Becoming-Philosophy" as a Foreign Language: Rereading Deleuze and Derrida
Kim, Immanuel
Journal of Pan-Pacific Association of Applied Linguistics, v12 n1 p29-46 2008
This paper will revisit French theorists, Gilles Deleuze and Jacques Derrida, on the notion of the future of philosophy. Although their approaches to the future ("devenir" [to become] for Deleuze and "a venir" [to come] for Derrida) of philosophy may differ, I will argue that their differences allow for a space of congruence and continuity in the not only the field of philosophy but in every academic field. The question of the future of philosophy needs to be addressed because of the "crisis" that each academic department seems to face with every new faculty appointment, influx in student registration, applying for funding, etc. Each and every department in the university context seems to have the need to "justify" and validate the purpose of that discipline. I am not proposing another theory for theory's sake, but a call to deeply reconsider and re-evaluate the philosophy of and in each department. After all, faculty members who are not even "involved" in the philosophy department still possess a PhD.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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