Rodolphe Gasché

Rodolphe Gasché is the distinguished professor and the Eugenio Donato Chair of Comparative Literature at the State University of New York, Buffalo. His interests concern nineteenth- and twentieth-century French literature, critical theory, and its relation to continental philosophy since early romanticism. Gasché  has translated major works by Derrida and Lacan into German and his important books are The Tain of the Mirror: Derrida and the Philosophy of Reflection (Harvard University Press, 1986), Geophilosophy: On Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari’s What Is Philosophy?, (Northwestern University Press, 2014), Deconstruction, Its Force, Its Violence (SUNY Press, 2016) and Storytelling and the Destruction of the Inalienable in the Age of the Holocaust (SUNY Press, 2018). 

Philosophy World Democracy

It will not be a world democracy, since it must be the people themselves who create themselves and arrange themselves. Rather, we affirm a democratic essence of the world: peopled by all the living and by all the conversing, wholly configured by their existence and by their words.