Ethics, Institutions, and the Right to Philosophy

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Ethics, Institutions, and the Right to Philosophy is a 2002 English book edited by Peter Pericles Trifonas which contains a lecture and a roundtable discussion by French philosopher Jacques Derrida, and a 50 pages essay by Trifonas himself. Derrida's lecture is "The Right to Philosophy from the Cosmopolitical Point of View".

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The first chapter is the lecture "The Right to Philosophy from the Cosmopolitical Point of View", held in 1991 by French philosopher Jacques Derrida at UNESCO.[1] The second chapter of the book is a roundtable discussion in which Derrida responded to other philosophers' questions about the lecture of first chapter; participants at the roundtable were Hazard Adams, Ernst Behler, Hendrick Birus, Wolfgang Iser, Murray Krieger, J. Hillis Miller, K. Ludwig Pfeiffer, Bill Readings, Ching-hsien Wang, and Pauline Yu; the roundtable was held in 1994 and published by journal Surfaces.[2] The third and final chapter is an essay on Derrida by Trifonas. Derrida's lecture takes 18 pages, the roundtable discussion 38 pages, and Trifonas' essay 50 pages.

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