Points . .: Interviews, 1974-1994

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Stanford University Press, 1995 - Philosophy - 499 pages
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This volume collects twenty-three interviews given over the course of the last two decades by Jacques Derrida. It illustrates the extraordinary breadth of his concerns, touching upon such subjects as the teaching of philosophy, sexual difference and feminine identity, the media, AIDS, language and translation, nationalism, politics, and Derrida's early life and the history of his writings.
  

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May be he (Derrida) is too smart, and I'm way too stupid...but all these interviews-as interesting as it may seems-cannot convey me the messages. There are a few relatively "easy" chapter of the book ... Read full review

Contents

UpsideDown Writing
1
Ja or the fauxbond II
30
The Almost Nothing of the Unpresentable
78
Philosophie Still to Come
109
Unsealing the old new language
115
Dialanguages
132
Comment donner raison? How to Concede
191
Autobiophotographies
196
to Philosophy
327
A Madness Must Watch Over Thinking
339
This is also extremely funny
399
The Work of Intellectuals and the Press
422
Notes
457
Works Cited
489
Bibliography of Other Interviews with
495
Copyright

the Subject
255

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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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