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The Tain of the Mirror

Derrida and the Philosophy of Reflection

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ISBN 9780674867017

Publication Date: 10/15/1988


358 pages

6 x 9-1/4 inches


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A formidable book… [A] splendidly full and orderly synthesis of Derrida’s thought, which makes a meticulous case for him as a philosopher of real substance, given the radical nature of his investigations in the philosophies of language and of meaning.—John Sturrock, London Review of Books

A challenging book… It is beautifully organized and clear throughout, and will repay extensive study. Gasché’s success in situating Derrida in relation to the philosophical tradition is such that it should make Derrida’s thought unavoidable (incontournable, Derrida might say) for anyone concerned, today, with the history of philosophy.—Christopher Fynsk, Review of Metaphysics

A brilliant book that holds more for students of philosophy or literature than any other single work on Derrida.—J. W. McInnes, Choice

Undoubtedly the most fully articulated exposition of Derrida’s deconstructive approach to philosophy available in any language… It will figure at the center of polemics for years to come.—Wlad Godzich, Université de Montréal

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