Derrida on Heidegger's opposition, in Being and Time, to the metaphysics of subjectivity, Heidegger's notion of man as asking the question of Being, as ek-sistence, as leaping beyond the ontic to the ontological; Heidegger's rejection of notions, such as consciousness, soul, and spirit, associated with the metaphysics of subjectivity; Derrida on Heidegger's celebration of spirit in the 1933 "Rectorship Address," and his ongoing inquiry into spirit from that point on; spirit as the "flaming hearth' of Heideggerian discourse; Heideggerian spirit's connection to the question of Being, to world, to earth and blood, to resoluteness; Derrida on spirit in Heidegger's readings of Schelling and Hölderlin; Derrida's deconstructive reading of spirit in Heidegger's essay on Trakl; spirit as identified with doubling, difference, and writing; the blurring of Heidegger's hierarchical distinctions between spirit's inside and outside, proper and improper spirit, spirit as air and spirit as fire; metaphysical spirit as an ineluctable ghost that haunts Heidegger's attempts to escape it; spirit as trace, as différance; despite deconstructing the elements of Heidegger's thought on spirit, Derrida avoids deconstructing its overall logocentric structure; Derrida avoids linking the various steps in Heidegger's argument for the animality of Germany's Other; Derrida avoids uncovering the underlying metaphysical structure of Heidegger's discussion of spirit, and its political consequences; Derrida avoids linking Heidegger to Nazism directly; Derrida avoids acknowledging Heidegger's guilt; Derrida's appropriation of Heidegger's arguments for his own philosophical purposes: to show how Heidegger's reflections on origin lead to Derrida's différance; Derrida avoids acknowledging the metaphysical nature, hierarchical structure, and violence, of Heidegger's thought on difference; Heidegger does, yet doesn't, transgress metaphysics: his hierarchy of differences retains propriety as a metaphysical value; hierarchical thinking is manifest even in Heidegger's 1953 essay on Trakl, though couched in eschatological language; failure of Derrida's putative extrication of the Trakl essay from the racist context of Heidegger's thought on spirit.
Pimentel, D. (2019). Derrida's avoidance, in Heidegger with Derrida, New York, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 257-273.
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