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David Wills

David Wills is Professor of French Studies and Comparative Literature at Brown University. His major work, on the originary technicity of the human, is developed in three books: Prosthesis (Stanford, 1995), Dorsality (Minnesota, 2008), and Inanimation (Minnesota, 2016). He has translated various works by Jacques Derrida, including the forthcoming Theory and Practice (Chicago, 2018).


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  1. Killing Times
    Grounded in a deep ethical and political commitment to death penalty abolition, Wills’s engaging and powerfully argued book pushes beyond the confines of legal argument to show how the technology of capital punishment defines... Learn More
    Published: 5th March 2019
    Hardback | £88.00
    Paperback | £26.99
  2. On the Commerce of Thinking

    On the Commerce of Thinking

    Of Books and Bookstores

    Written by Jean-Luc Nancy, Translated by David Wills

    Fordham University Press

    Published: 15th June 2009
    Hardback | £64.00
    Paperback | £18.99
    Electronic book text | £16.99
    Electronic book text | £16.99
  3. The Animal That Therefore I Am
    Published: 15th April 2008
    Hardback | £64.00
    Paperback | £20.99
    Electronic book text | £19.99