Index
abendland (world of shadows), 169–70
Abraham: circumcision and, 168–69;
Hegel on, 158–60; obedience and,
286–88. See also Ishmael, Isaac, and
Abraham
acosmistic ethics, 157n15
action, ontology of and capacity for,
270
‘‘L’Admiration de Nelson Mandela’’
(Derrida), 261–64, 271–72
admiration of the Law, 261–62, 271–72
a≈rmative deconstruction, 6–8
Agamben, Giorgio, 113n27, 174n19
agency and pardon, 269–72
Ages, 35n19
Algeria: as archive, 181–84; death and,
188; disorder of identity in, 185–89;
Marrano figure and problem of priv-
ilege, 165–66; nationalism and, 93–
94; as place of loss, 168; postcolo-
nial, 191–93; suspension of democ-
racy in, 172; ‘‘Taking a Stand for
Algeria,’’ 189, 194n28; ‘‘voyous’’ refer-
ence to, 47
Algerian War, 181–83
alliance and giving, 223, 225–31
alterity. See otherness (alterity) and the
other
altermondialisation (worldwide-
ization), 90–91, 94. See also mon-
dialatinization
Althusser, Louis, 57, 69–70
Althusser-Derrida virtual dialogue: al-
eatory materialism of the encounter
and, 58–59; Derrida on Althusser in
Specters, 62–63; humanism-
antihumanism debate and, 57–58;
Marxist critique and, 59–61, 71–72;
phenomenology and the teleology-
eschatology distinction in Derrida,
65–68; presence of consciousness
and conjuncture, 69; Reading Capital
and presence, 68–71; suspended di-
alogue, 58; teleology and the es-
chatological problem, 63–65
America, deconstruction as, 46–47
Amichai, Yehuda, 163–64
amnesia, 178, 182, 267
amnesty, 265, 267
anamnesis, 188
anarchical principle, 276–77
Anidjar, Gil, 176n51, 183, 194n21
animal and human, opposition be-
tween, 43
animal societies, 229
‘‘the animal-that-therefore-I-am (fol-
lowing)’’, 51–52
‘‘anyone,’’ 46, 277, 285, 287
apartheid, 262–63
Arab as the Marrano of philosophy, 166
Arabic language, 166–68, 174n21
archidemocratic moment, 106
archive: Algeria as, 181–84; archives,
archiving, and, 178, 181, 183, 185,
193n4; control of, 180–81; disorder
of identity and Jewish belonging
and, 184–89; floor tile image, 177;
memory of Algeria, 189–91; over-
view of, 177–78; postcolonial Al-
geria, critique of, 191–93; as repeti-
tion of origin, 178–80; truth and,
245; unifying history and, 181–82
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