Jacques Derrida's philosophy of hospitality

O'Gorman, Kevin D. (2006) Jacques Derrida's philosophy of hospitality. Hospitality Review, 8 (4). pp. 50-57. ISSN 1464-9101

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    Abstract

    In the latest of our occasional series on theorists of hospitality, Kevin O'Gorman explores how the controversial philosopher Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) contributes to our understanding of hospitality. Derrida's meditation on the contradictions within the language of hospitality are identified, along with his attempts to illuminate a variety of contemporary hospitality scenarios.