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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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  • Introduction
  • I. Toward the Limits of Reflection
    • 1. Defining Reflection
    • 2. The Philosophy of Reflection
    • 3. The Self-Destruction of Reflection
      • Isolated Reflection
      • Philosophical Reflection
      • Speculative or Absolute Reflection
    • 4. Identity, Totality, and Mystic Rapture
    • 5. Post-Hegelian Criticism of Reflexivity
    • 6. Beyond Reflection: The Interlacings of Heterology
  • II. On Deconstruction
    • 7. Abbau, Destruktion, Deconstruction
    • 8. Deconstructive Methodology
      • The Propaedeutics of Deconstruction
      • Against Neutrality
      • Infrastructural Accounting
      • The Marginal Inscription of the Ground
      • The Bipartite Operation of Deconstruction
    • 9. A System beyond Being
      • The Infrastructural Chain
      • The General Theory of Doubling
      • The General System
  • III. Literature or Philosophy?
    • 10. Literature in Parentheses
    • 11. The Inscription of Universality
      • Writing
      • Text
      • Metaphor
  • Notes
  • Bibliography
  • Index

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