Derrida on Time

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Routledge, Sep 12, 2007 - Philosophy - 272 pages
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This is a comprehensive investigation into the theme of time in the work of Jacques Derrida and shows how temporality is one of the hallmarks of his thought. Drawing on a wide array of Derrida's texts, Joanna Hodge:

  • compares and contrasts Derrida's arguments concerning time with those Kant, Husserl, Augustine, Heidegger, Levinas, Freud, and Blanchot
  • argues that Derrida's radical understanding of time as non-linear or irregular is essential to his aim of blurring the distinction between past and present, biography and literature, philosophical and religious meditation, and the nature of the self
  • explores the themes of death, touch and transcendence to argue that if considered under the theme of temporality there is more continuity to Derrida's thought than previously considered.
  

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Contents

Part II Interrupting Husserl
47
Heidegger Levinas Blanchot
89
Part IV Religion without theology theology without religion
133
Part V Animalmachine
173
Notes
215
Bibliography
240
Index
251
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Joanna Hodge is Professor of Philosophy at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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