"Focusing on the crucial but largely underestimated role that Algeria, his country of birth, has played in Derrida's philosophical itinerary, Islam and the West presents Derrida's interpretation of the interdependence of politics, religion, and faith in a new light, shows that his ideal of 'democracy to come' has a strong universalist component, and, finally, adds to his fascinating understanding not only of Islam but of the Arab as the ultimate figure of exclusion and dissidence in the post-9/11 era." - Giovanna Borradori, from the Foreword"
About the Author
Mustapha Cherif is professor of philosophy and Islamic studies at the University of Algiers, a visiting professor at the College de France, and the author of L'Islam, tolerant ou intolerant? Teresa Lavender Fagan has translated numerous books for the University of Chicago Press.