Cover: Derrida in PAPERBACK


Add to Cart

Product Details


$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

Recent News

Black lives matter. Black voices matter. A statement from HUP »

From Our Blog

Jacket: An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns, by Bruno Latour, translated by Catherine Porter, from Harvard University Press

Honoring Latour

In awarding Bruno Latour the 2021 Kyoto Prize for Arts and Philosophy, the Inamori Foundation said he has “revolutionized the conventional view of science” and “his philosophy re-examines ‘modernity’ based on the dualism of nature and society.” Below is an excerpt from An Inquiry into Modes of Existence: An Anthropology of the Moderns. For more than twenty years, scientific and technological controversies have proliferated in number and scope, eventually reaching the climate itself. Since geologists are beginning to use the term “Anthropocene” to designate the era of Earth’s history that follows the Holocene