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Samir Haddad

Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Associate Chair for Undergraduate Studies RH

Office: Collins Hall 110
Phone: (718) 817 2767

Spring 2014 Office Hours:
Mon 11:00-1:00, Thurs 12:00-2:30
and by appointment

Curriculum Vitae


Samir Haddad


Francophone Philosophy Reading Group

Jacques Derrida on Philpapers

Derrida Today Journal

Philosophy and Careers

Syllabus for Derrida Seminar Spring 14


Research Interests

20th Century Continental Philosophy, Contemporary French Philosophy, Deconstruction, Democratic Theory,
Philosophy of Education


Derrida and the Inheritance of Democracy (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2013). (Amazon)

Reviewed in Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, 3-19-2014.

'Derrida and Education', chapter in A Companion to Derrida, Leonard Lawlor and Zeynep Direk (eds.) (London: Blackwell, forthcoming).
‘Citizenship and the Ambivalence of Birth’, Derrida Today 4.2 (2011): 173-193.
‘Jacques Derrida’, chapter in History of Continental Philosophy Vol. 6: Poststructuralism and Critical Theory's Second Generation, Alan D. Schrift (ed.) (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2010): 111-132.
‘Language Remains’, CR: The New Centennial Review 9.1 (Spring 2009): 127-146.
‘A Genealogy of Violence, from Light to the Autoimmune’, Diacritics 38.1-2 (Spring-Summer 2008): 121-142.
‘Arendt, Derrida, and the Inheritance of Forgiveness’, Philosophy Today, 51.4 (Winter 2007): 416-426.
‘Reading Derrida Reading Derrida: Deconstruction as Self-Inheritance’, International Journal of Philosophical Studies, 14.4
(December 2006): 505-520.
‘Inheriting Democracy to Come’, Theory & Event 8.1 (2005).
‘Derrida and Democracy at Risk’, Contretemps 4 (September 2004): 29-44.


French Philosophies of Education
Jacques Derrida
Art, Morality, and Politics

Contemporary French Philosophy
Philosophical Ethics
Philosophy of Human Nature
Politics and Biopower
Rethinking Citizenship



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