In this bonus episode, Patrick sits down with the author Peter Salmon to discuss the life of Jacques Derrida and contextualize his philosophical project (if there is such a thing). We go over Derrida's upbringing, his academic life, and his conception of friendship in and outside of his theoretical work. Salmon brings his viewpoint after researching and writing a new biography of Derrida, forthcoming from Verso Books this October.
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An Event, Perhaps by Peter Salmon: https://www.versobooks.com/books/3678-an-event-perhaps
Rick Roderick on Derrida: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvAwoUvXNzU&t=151s
Our next book is The Information Bomb by Paul Virilio: https://www.versobooks.com/books/42-the-information-bomb