Margins of Philosophy

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University of Chicago Press, 1982 - Philosophy - 330 pages
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"In this densely imbricated volume Derrida pursues his devoted, relentless dismantling of the philosophical tradition, the tradition of Plato, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger—each dealt with in one or more of the essays. There are essays too on linguistics (Saussure, Benveniste, Austin) and on the nature of metaphor ("White Mythology"), the latter with important implications for literary theory. Derrida is fully in control of a dazzling stylistic register in this book—a source of true illumination for those prepared to follow his arduous path. Bass is a superb translator and annotator. His notes on the multilingual allusions and puns are a great service."—Alexander Gelley, Library Journal
  

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User Review  - Doug Pohlner - Goodreads

Well, after having taking a class by the man, "Derrida on Derrida", I thought this would be nostalgic. It wasn't. If anyone else has read any deconstructionism and wants my snarky review lemme know. Read full review

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User Review  - Egor Sofronov - Goodreads

Marvelous. Jackie is incredible. I wish I could read with the same delicacy and penetration Read full review

Contents

I
vii
II
ix
III
1
IV
29
V
69
VI
109
VII
137
VIII
155
IX
175
X
207
XI
273
XII
307
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Jacques Derrida was born in El-Biar, Algeria on July 15, 1930. He graduated from the École Normal Supérieure in 1956. He taught philosophy and logic at both the University of Paris and the École Normal Supérieure for around 30 years. His works of philosophy and linguistics form the basis of the school of criticism known as deconstruction. This theory states that language is an inadequate method to give an unambiguous definition of a work, as the meaning of text can differ depending on reader, time, and context. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 40 books on various aspects of deconstruction including Of Grammatology, Glas, The Postcard: From Socrates to Freud and Beyond, and Ulysses Gramophone: Hear Say Yes in Joyce. He died of pancreatic cancer on October 9, 2004 at the age of 74.

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