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Type of Document Dissertation
Author Davies, Christopher Jason
URN etd-11232013-141909
Title Ethics and the Event in Deleuze, Derrida, and Badiou
Degree PhD
Department Philosophy
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
David Wood Committee Chair
Charles Scott Committee Member
Francois Raffoul Committee Member
Lisa Guenther Committee Member
Keywords
  • event
  • ethics
  • derrida
  • deleuze
  • badiou
Date of Defense 2013-08-08
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
Though Deleuze, Derrida, and Badiou each center their ethical thinking on the event, there has been no systematic investigation of the relationships between their work on the subject. After interpreting each thinker individually, this dissertation argues that a common trajectory emerges from their work. Radicalizing Heidegger against the Stoics, Deleuze, Derrida, and Badiou each conceptualize ethics as a post-evental cartography. Though Meillassoux aims to move forward from a post-evental cartography, his attempts fail. A better option—'an-ethics'—is proposed.
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