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Exemplarity and ChosennessRosenzweig and Derrida on the Nation of Philosophy$
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Dana Hollander

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780804755214

Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013

DOI: 10.11126/stanford/9780804755214.001.0001

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Introduction

Introduction

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Exemplarity and Chosenness
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Stanford University Press
DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804755214.003.0001

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this book, which is about the views of philosophers Jacques Derrida and Franz Rosenzweig on the concept of exemplarity and chosenness. The book addresses Derrida's question on how to account for the possibility of philosophy, of universalism in thinking, without denying that all thinking is also idiomatic and particular, with a focus on his “philosophical nationality” project. It also examines how Rosenzweig arrived at his core insights about chosenness as constitutive both of human individuality and of Jewish existence.

Keywords:   exemplarity, chosenness, Jacques Derrida, Franz Rosenzweig, philosophy, universalism, philosophical nationality, human individuality, Jewish existence

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