After Derrida: The Philosophical Friendship

Evando Nascimento

Approach to the relationship between Jacques Derrida's and Walter Benjamin's thoughts on translation. Reading of the essay "Towers of Babel", in which Derrida, in order to deconstruct a traditional theory of translation as the convey of meaning, comments on Benjamin's famous essay "The Task of the Translator". Finally, an interpretation of the philosophical issue of friendship, having as a starting point Derrida's relation to the thoughts of Benjamin, Heidegger and Gadamer, among others.

Derrida; Benjamin; translation; friendship


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