Analiza i Egzystencja (Jan 2022)

Jacques Derrida jako filozof historii – poróżnienie z Michelem Foucaultem

  • Jakub Dadlez

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 60


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This article presents Jacques Derrida as a philosopher of history. The concepts he developed during his long intellectual career turn out to be linked to a specific vision of history. This vision manifests itself from Derrida’s very first texts and is not one of the minor themes of his thought but its fundamental element. The article focuses on a selected essay by Derrida that led to his argument with Michel Foucault. The comparison of these two - both poststructuralist - philosophers serves to highlight the key role of the problem of historicity in Jacques Derrida’s work. The article thus encourages a revision of Derrida’s status in Polish philosophy, and more broadly in humanities.