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The Death Penalty, Volume II

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2017.10.22 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jacques Derrida, The Death Penalty, Volume II, Geoffrey Bennington, Marc Crépon, and Thomas Dutoit (eds.), Elizabeth Rottenberg (tr.), University of Chicago Press, 2016, 304 pages, $45.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780226410821. Reviewed by Deborah Goldgaber, Louisiana State University This is the second and final volume of Jacques Derrida's seminar on the death penalty, given at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (Paris) from December 2000-March 2001. (The first volume, covering the previous year's lectures, was previously published in both French and English and reviewed in this journal.) In this second volume, Derrida argues that justifications for retributive justice and the death penalty (DP) are indissociable, and that this poses a particular problem for death penalty abolition. If retributivism and DP are indissociable, then abolition of DP would necessarily involve a radical re-assessment of the. . .

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