Cover: Derrida in PAPERBACK


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$36.50 • £29.95 • €33.00

ISBN 9780674198241

Publication Date: 04/26/1988


272 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

United States and its dependencies only

  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Philosophy/Literature
  • 3. Derrida on Plato: Writing as Poison and Cure
    • Versions of mimesis: Plato and Mallarmé
  • 4. Speech, Presence, Origins: from Hegel to Saussure
    • Linguistics or grammatology?
  • 5. Rousseau: Writing as Necessary Evil
    • Myths of origin: music and speech
    • Psychoanalysis and the ‘logic of the supplement’
    • Nature, culture and the politics of writing
    • Dreams of origin: ‘The Writing Lesson’
  • 6. Derrida and Kant: the Enlightenment Tradition
    • Philosophical scepticism: claims and counter-claims
    • Against pragmatism: Derrida, Rorty, Lyotard
    • Politics and the principle of reason
    • Logic and rhetoric: ‘nuclear criticism’
  • 7. Letters Home: Derrida, Austin and the Oxford Connection
    • ‘A Socrates who writes…’
  • 8. Nietzsche, Freud, Levinas: on the Ethics of Deconstruction
    • Foucault, Descartes and the ‘crisis of reason’
    • Epistemology and ethics: Husserl, Levinas
  • Chronology
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index of Names and Topics

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