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The Death Penalty In China: Policy, Practice, and Reform

Bin Liang and Hong Lu (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231170079
eISBN:
9780231540810
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231170079.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Featuring experts from Europe, Australia, Japan, China, and the United States, this collection of essays follows changes in the theory and policy of China’s death penalty from the Mao era (1949–1979) ... More


A New Primal Scene: Derrida and the Scene of Execution

Elizabeth Rottenberg

in Deconstructing the Death Penalty: Derrida's Seminars and the New Abolitionism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280100
eISBN:
9780823281541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280100.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter will explore a phantasm that lies at the heart of both Derrida's and Foucault's analyses of the death penalty. While Derrida’s theoretical questions are and remain very different from ... More


Always the Other Who Decides: On Sovereignty, Psychoanalysis, and the Death Penalty

Michael Naas

in Deconstructing the Death Penalty: Derrida's Seminars and the New Abolitionism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280100
eISBN:
9780823281541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280100.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter elucidates Derrida's utilization of psychoanalytic discourse throughout the Death Penalty Seminars. The chapter argues that Derrida's formulation of sovereign power is derived chiefly ... More


<i>Furman</i> and Finitude

Adam Thurschwell

in Deconstructing the Death Penalty: Derrida's Seminars and the New Abolitionism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280100
eISBN:
9780823281541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280100.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter argues that the United States Supreme Court’s death penalty jurisprudence provides an unlikely supplement to Derrida’s analysis, one that both supports and extends it. This ... More


The Heart of the Other?

Sarah Tyson

in Deconstructing the Death Penalty: Derrida's Seminars and the New Abolitionism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280100
eISBN:
9780823281541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280100.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In the United States, life without parole (LWOP) has become the leading alternative to the death penalty. However, we have compelling reason to be suspicious what passes for the abolition of the ... More


An Abolitionism Worthy of the Name: From the Death Penalty to the Prison Industrial Complex

Lisa Guenther

in Deconstructing the Death Penalty: Derrida's Seminars and the New Abolitionism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280100
eISBN:
9780823281541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280100.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In Derrida’s lectures on the death penalty, the United States figures as “both exemplary and exceptional." Derrida acknowledges the racist structure of state violence in the United States, but he ... More


Deconstructing the Death Penalty: Derrida's Seminars and the New Abolitionism

Kelly Oliver and Stephanie Straub (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280100
eISBN:
9780823281541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280100.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This volume represents the first collection of essays devoted exclusively to Jacques Derrida's Death Penalty Seminars, conducted from 1999 to 2001. The volume includes essays from a range of scholars ... More


Beginning with Literature

Peggy Kamuf

in Deconstructing the Death Penalty: Derrida's Seminars and the New Abolitionism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280100
eISBN:
9780823281541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280100.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter takes up Derrida’s proposition in The Death Penalty, Volume I, that by definition the death penalty must be visible to an eye witness and the state “must see die the condemned one.” The ... More


“Bidding Up” on the Question of Sovereignty: Derrida between Kant and Benjamin

Kir Kuiken

in Deconstructing the Death Penalty: Derrida's Seminars and the New Abolitionism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280100
eISBN:
9780823281541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280100.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter interrogates the logic that Derrida identifies in the Death Penalty seminars and elsewhere as a logic of “surenchère” or “bidding-up.” This logic characterizes the development of the ... More


Calculus

Kas Saghafi

in Deconstructing the Death Penalty: Derrida's Seminars and the New Abolitionism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280100
eISBN:
9780823281541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280100.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In the second volume of The Death Penalty Seminars Derrida establishes a relation between capital punishment and reason itself, declaring that the question of the death penalty is also the question ... More


A Proper Death: Penalties, Animals, and the Law

Nicole Anderson

in Deconstructing the Death Penalty: Derrida's Seminars and the New Abolitionism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280100
eISBN:
9780823281541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280100.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In The Death Penalty I, Derrida elucidates Kant’s support of the death penalty as that which “marks the access to what is proper to man and to the dignity of reason or of human logos and nomos.” ... More


Opening the Blinds on Botched Executions: Interrupting the Time of the Death Penalty

Kelly Oliver

in Deconstructing the Death Penalty: Derrida's Seminars and the New Abolitionism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280100
eISBN:
9780823281541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280100.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter uses the botched execution to interrupt the fantasy of the possibility of a humane death penalty. While the practice of lethal injection is designed to make capital punishment seem ... More


Mass Incarceration, Executions, and Gun Violence in “the Land of the Free”

Mugambi Jouet

in Exceptional America: What Divides Americans from the World and from Each Other

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780520293298
eISBN:
9780520966468
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293298.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Mass incarceration exists in America on a scale unmatched in global history. America is also the only Western democracy that has not abolished the death penalty; and one of the nations that execute ... More


Violence and Hyperbole: the Death Penalty

Michael Naas

in Foucault/Derrida Fifty Years Later: The Futures of Genealogy, Deconstruction, and Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231171953
eISBN:
9780231542999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171953.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

The aim of this essay is to understand the underlying motivation behind Derrida’s initial objections to Foucault in his 1963 “Cogito and the History of Madness” and the way these objections ... More


Introduction: From Capital Punishment to Abolitionism: Deconstructing the Death Penalty

Stephanie M. Straub

in Deconstructing the Death Penalty: Derrida's Seminars and the New Abolitionism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280100
eISBN:
9780823281541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280100.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The introduction locates Derrida's philosophical project within wider developments in philosophy, death penalty abolition, and prison abolition, making a case for the unique value of his work in the ... More


The Death Penalty and Its Exceptions

Christina Howells

in Deconstructing the Death Penalty: Derrida's Seminars and the New Abolitionism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280100
eISBN:
9780823281541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280100.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines volume 1 of Derrida’s 1999 – 2000 Seminars on La Peine de Mort in conjunction with Force de Loi (1994), Politiques de l’amitié (1994) and Voyous (2003). Derrida’s explicit ... More


Figures of Interest: The Widow, the Telephone, and the Time of Death

Elissa Marder

in Deconstructing the Death Penalty: Derrida's Seminars and the New Abolitionism

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823280100
eISBN:
9780823281541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823280100.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

In his seminar on the Death Penalty, Derrida insists upon the irreducibly theatrical and spectacular nature of any legal execution. An execution is not merely the material outcome of a legal process, ... More


On Pain of Death: The ‘Grotesque Sovereignty’ of the US Death Penalty

Lisa Guenther

in The Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474400046
eISBN:
9781474422178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400046.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

On 16 January 2014, Ohio prisoner Dennis McGuire was put to death with an untested mixture of lethal injection drugs. According to witnesses, McGuire gasped, snorted and appeared to struggle for air ... More


“This Death Which Is Not One”: the Death Penalty, Volume 1

Penelope Deutscher

in Foucault/Derrida Fifty Years Later: The Futures of Genealogy, Deconstruction, and Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780231171953
eISBN:
9780231542999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231171953.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

In his recently published seminars, Derrida makes a number of comments about Foucauldian epistemes, ruptures, thresholds, blood, sex and biopolitics which suggest that he was always running late for ... More


Death Penalties: Ethics, Politics, and the Unconscious of Sovereignty

Kelly Oliver

in Technologies of Life and Death: From Cloning to Capital Punishment

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251087
eISBN:
9780823253036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251087.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

I address the tense relationship between ethics and politics by looking at the case of Troy Davis, an allegedly innocent black man executed in Georgia in September 2011. I begin by analyzing the ways ... More


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