Functions of the Derrida Archive: Philosophical Receptions
This dissertation examines the early philosophical receptions to the work of Jacques Derrida, structuring the receptions in the form of an archive. The monograph is composed of three main sections: The Non-Locus of the Archive, The Derrida Archive, and Conclusion: The Margins of Philosophy. The Non-Locus of the Archive examines three ways of conceptualizing the archive: the archaeological or Foucauldian concept as a reaction to the traditional history of ideas, the traditional archive model Foucault attempts to replace, and a deconstructive model which is the first stage in critiquing this traditional/archaeological binary opposition. The Functions of the Derrida Archive are briefly introduced, and the whole issue of the philosophical receptions is related to Derrida's comments on "Colleges and Philosophy" and the essay "The Principle of Reason." The Derrida Archive is divided into Critical and Supporting Receptions. This is an analysis of the Functions that the monograph finds working
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