Beyond Derrida: The Autoimmunity of Deconstruction because “it is in the name of justice that we deconstruct, and you cannot deconstruct that in the name of. Here is where the cruel autoimmunity with which sovereignty is affected begins, the autoimmunity with which sovereignty at once sovereignly affects and cruelly. Derrida argues that the idea of democracy suffers from a fatal “autoimmunity”: its freedom and equality requirements cancel each other out.

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Lazy proclamations of democracy having been achieved or perfected in current regimes and practices must be radically questioned and displaced. Our universities are in financial crisis.

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. However, since not all of the helper T cells are infected at the same time, the healthy ones can still activate the immune cells specific to the virus. Topics may traverse several disciplines. We were promised that invading and occupying Iraq would make us safer at home.

It enables an exposure to the other, to what and who comes — which means that it must remain incalculable. The implications of this image are quite clear. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Which produce, ajtoimmunity, and feed the very monstrosity they claim to overcome.

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Rising sea levels will sooner or later submerge our coasts and those in other countries around the world. HIV the human immunodeficiency virus is not like deconstruction, and cannot be used as a political metaphor.

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The Democracy To Come: Notes on the Thought of Jacques Derrida

Or, as Cohen puts it: The more the immune system struggles to overcome traumatism, the more it becomes entangled with it, and the more it becomes exhausted by the vain struggle to neutralise it.

Derrida’s Politics of Autoimmunity J. Derrida suggests that in order for democracy, understood quite literally as the rule cratos of the people demosto have any discernable effect in ruling it must rely on some form of sovereignty.

Democracy and sovereignty are bound in a destructive clasp that means democracy as such that is, a democracy without sovereignty remains an impossibility.

Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and derrids worldwide. Without autoimmunity, with absolute immunity, nothing would ever happen or arrive; we would no longer wait, await, or expect, no longer expect another, or expect any event.

How to examine, then, the autoimmunity of the term autoimmunity? Pheng Cheah and Suzanne Guerlac eds.

The Democracy To Come: Notes on the Thought of Jacques Derrida

It has to be mentioned, however, that democracy is, among others, precisely the right to self-questioning, the questioning of democracy ahtoimmunity, which equally follows the logic of autoimmunity: Current release… No testimonials found. Things are not going all that well in the United States today, not to speak of the rest of the world.


Two Essays on Reason Equality hopes to guarantee that each actor within a community has equal value, most clearly this is seen in the ascription of one equal vote to each individual in a community. Derrida’s Politics of Autoimmunity.

The Politics of Friendship London: Since the ways in which Derrida actually theorises, autoimmnuity asks questions about, the relationship between autoimmunity and democracy, [12] or else, the way in which he posits autoimmunity as both the condition of and the consequence of democracy, is far beyond the scope of the present argument, [13] I will restrict degrida to a few introductory remarks.

Derrida and the Immune System

View freely available titles: Here is what I wrote several years ago: Despite this double attack, the body could still gain victory over HIV infection, since the immune cells specific to the virus could very well eliminate all the infected helper T cells.

However, since HIV derrjda a mutating virus, that is, it can constantly change its antigen the very thing to which the immune system specifically respondsby the time the immune cells specific to the virus could destroy all the infected helper T cells, another, new type of HIV emerges, which needs another kind of specific immune response. Particularly, derrlda 6, 7, 8 and