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Steven Shakespeare discusses Jacques Derrida's 'Religious Motifs' and how he avoids making doctrinal commitment whilst recognising the 'otherness' of God.
Jacques Derrida was an Algerian-born French philosopher who founded 'deconstruction' as a way of critiquing traditional interpretations; for example of texts or institutions. He argued that linguistic explanation is created not given, and replaced the norms of language, ethics and aesthetics with a notion of meaning as expressed in context and relationship.
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Produced in March 2011. Provisional captions.