Of Spirit(s) and Will(s)
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What does Derrida say about the will, especially Hegel’s will and the last will and testament of German idealism? Why does he have so little to say about the will, this major concept of the Western philosophical tradition and the center of discussions of human freedom, agency, and politics? It is tempting to see the absence of a discussion, even of a deconstruction, of will as an ‘avoidance’; but what will interest me here is the trace of (Hegel’s) will in some of Derrida’s writing and the significant effects that a retracing of that will could have on politics and interpretation.