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Jacques Derrida's philosophy of hospitality

by Kevin O'Gorman
Hospitality Review ()
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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.

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