Inventions of Difference: On Jacques Derrida
This text questions whether deconstruction's devotees, whose traffic in the terms of difference signals privileged access to the most radically chic of intellectual circles, really know their Derrida. A deconstruction of the criticism that goes by deconstruction's name, this book reveals the true philosophical nature of Derrida's thought, its debt to the tradition it engages, and its misuse by some of his most fervent admirers. Gasche's Inventions of Difference dispels the current myth of Derrida's singularity and sets in its place a finely informed sense of the philosopher's genuine accomplishment.
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