Date: 09/14/01 07:19:45 PM



Subject: 轉貼:德里達訪港演講


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The world-renowned French philosopher Jacques Derrida will visit CUHK
A series of lectures and seminars will be organized in campus.

1. Chung Chi College 50th anniversary Distinguished Scholar Lecture by
Professor Jacques Derrida
Coorganized by Department of Philosophy, CUHK
Title: “Globalization and Capital Punishment”(inEnglish)
Date: 17 Sept 2001 Monday
Time: 4:30-7:00pm
Venue: Li Koon Chun Hall, 3/F, Sino Building, Chung Chi College
Tea Reception: 4:00-4:30pm

2. Seminar by Professor Jacques Derrida
Organized by Department of Philosophy, CUHK
Title: “Deconstruction and Ethical Concern” (in English)
Date: 18 Sept. 2001 Tuesday
Time: 4:30-6:30pm
Venue: Rm. 125, Fung King Hey Building, CUHK
Tea Reception: 4:00-4:30pm

3. Lecture by Dr. Zhang Ning, Research Associate, School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, Paris, France,
Chinese translator of Derrida’s works
Organized by Department of Philosophy, CUHK
Title: <德里達的寬恕思想> (“Derrida’s Thinking on Pardon”) (in mandarin)
Date: 19 Sept. 2001 Wednesday
Time: 4:30-6:15pm
Venue: Rm. 125, Fung King Hey Building, CUHK

Enquiry : Dept. of Philosophy at 2609 7135; 2609 7136

Sketch of Professor Jacques Derrida
Professor Jacques Derrida, professor emeritus, School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, Paris, is one of the most productive and influential living French philosophers in the contemporary international academic arena. His published works, now over 60 volumes and translated into more than 10 languages, range from the field of philosophy to literary criticism, psychoanalysis, cultural studies, architecture, the fine arts and legal studies. His characteristic approach of reading, deconstruction, developed in three books published in 1967-- Speech and Phenomena, Writing and Difference and Of Grammatology--has produced wide spread impact since three decades on nearly every discipline in the humanities and the social sciences and continues to nourish fruitful discussions and studies across the globe. He has received numerous academic awards in France and abroad, and was conferred the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa by 14 universities in North America, Europe and Africa. During his present visit to China, he will also be conferred Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universities of Peking, Nanjing and Fudan.

Abstract of Prof. Derrida’s Lecture: “Globalization and Capital Punishment”
If we want to ask: “What is capital punishment?” or “What is the essence and meaning of capital punishment?”, we should reconstruct this history and this horizon of sovereignty as the hyphenation between the theologico-political… The history, the concept of history is perhaps linked, in its very possibility, in its scaffolding, to the Abrahamic history, especially Christian history, of sovereignty, and thus of the possibility of capital punishment as theologico-political violence. Deconstruction is perhaps always, ultimately, through the deconstruction of carno- phallogocentrism, the deconstruction of this historical scaffolding of capital punishment, of the history of this scaffold or of history as scaffolding of this scaffold. Deconstruction, what we call by this name, is perhaps, perhaps, perhaps the deconstruction of capital punishment, of logocentric, logo-nomocentric scaffolding in which capital punishment is inscribed or prescribed.

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