The aim of this paper is to outline a first comparison between Derrida and Camus (author intensely read by the young Derrida, but rarely quoted in his works), within a complex approach about the historical-philosophical relations between existentialism and post-structuralism. After a biographical comparison, analogies will be shown by textual analyses. They will concern: a) the function of writing towards philosophy (sensible feature of sign; singular style); b) an isomorphism between logical absurd in Camus and spectral feature in deconstructive reasoning; a parallelism in conceiving the subject as self-extraneity, and also in the question of the absurd freedom, referring to the ethical decision in Derrida; c) a common affinity with Nietzsche, regarding the above-mentioned analogies, which will be suggested too. Even if tragic, Camus’s conception of the subject appears as a humanistic conception, very far from Derrida’s philosophy. Nevertheless in Derrida, between the lines of his writing, one can see a conception of the subject as a singularity that remains, resisting to its deletion. Both the authors show a sort of productive strain – continuously reconfiguring the subject – between recognition and escape from the impasse of the absurd.

Assurdo, scrittura e soggetto. Un confronto fra Albert Camus e Jacques Derrida

PELGREFFI, Igor
2012

Abstract

The aim of this paper is to outline a first comparison between Derrida and Camus (author intensely read by the young Derrida, but rarely quoted in his works), within a complex approach about the historical-philosophical relations between existentialism and post-structuralism. After a biographical comparison, analogies will be shown by textual analyses. They will concern: a) the function of writing towards philosophy (sensible feature of sign; singular style); b) an isomorphism between logical absurd in Camus and spectral feature in deconstructive reasoning; a parallelism in conceiving the subject as self-extraneity, and also in the question of the absurd freedom, referring to the ethical decision in Derrida; c) a common affinity with Nietzsche, regarding the above-mentioned analogies, which will be suggested too. Even if tragic, Camus’s conception of the subject appears as a humanistic conception, very far from Derrida’s philosophy. Nevertheless in Derrida, between the lines of his writing, one can see a conception of the subject as a singularity that remains, resisting to its deletion. Both the authors show a sort of productive strain – continuously reconfiguring the subject – between recognition and escape from the impasse of the absurd.
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Assurdo, soggetto, scrittura, Camus, Derrida, Sartre, esistenzialismo, decostruzionismo, filosofia francese contemporanea
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