Hospitality, Volume II (The Seminars of Jacques Derrida) (Hardcover)

Hospitality, Volume II (The Seminars of Jacques Derrida) By Jacques Derrida, Pascale-Anne Brault (Editor), Peggy Kamuf (Editor), Peggy Kamuf (Translated by) Cover Image
By Jacques Derrida, Pascale-Anne Brault (Editor), Peggy Kamuf (Editor), Peggy Kamuf (Translated by)
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Jacques Derrida explores the ramifications of what we owe to others.

Hospitality reproduces a two-year seminar series delivered by Jacques Derrida at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales in Paris between 1995 and 1997. In these lectures, Derrida asks a series of related questions about responsibility and “the foreigner”: How do we welcome or turn away the foreigner? What does the idea of the foreigner reveal about kinship and the state, particularly in relation to friendship, citizenship, migration, asylum, assimilation, and xenophobia? Central to his project is a rigorous distinction between conventional, finite hospitality, with its many conditions, and the aspirational idea of hospitality as something offered unconditionally to the stranger. This volume collects the second year of the seminar, which considers an Islamic problematic of hospitality, the relevance of forgiveness, and the work of Emmanuel Levinas.

About the Author


Jacques Derrida (1930–2004) was director of studies at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris, and professor of humanities at the University of California, Irvine. Several of his books have been published in their English translation by the University of Chicago Press.

Pascale-Anne Brault is an associate professor of French at DePaul University.

Peggy Kamuf is the Marion Frances Chevalier Professor of French and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. She has written, edited, or translated many books, by Derrida and others, and is coeditor of the series of Derrida’s seminars at the University of Chicago Press. 

Peggy Kamuf is the Marion Frances Chevalier Professor of French and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. She has written, edited, or translated many books, by Derrida and others, and is coeditor of the series of Derrida’s seminars at the University of Chicago Press. 

Praise For…


“Brilliantly edited and documented, this book is a teaching text, a reading lesson. Hospitality includes, among many other themes, the theme of granting entry to the foreigner, a theme for our time. Derrida takes us from the history of ancient philosophy into empirical detail, undoing difficulties word by word.”
— Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Columbia University | on volume I
Product Details
ISBN: 9780226831305
ISBN-10: 0226831302
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: April 5th, 2024
Pages: 312
Language: English
Series: The Seminars of Jacques Derrida