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Introducing Derrida

Author: Jeff Collins; Bill Mayblin; Richard Appignanesi
Publisher: Duxford : Icon, 1996
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Jacques Derrida is one of the most influential figures in contemporary philosophy. Yet Derrida has undermined the accepted rules of philosophy, rejected its methods and concepts, disrupted its boundaries and contaminated philosophy with literary and other kinds of writing. Derrida's philosophy is an initially puzzling array of oblique, sliding and yet rigorous tactics for destabilizing texts, meanings and  Read more...
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Named Person: Jacques Derrida; Jacques Derrida; Jacques Derrida
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Collins; Bill Mayblin; Richard Appignanesi
ISBN: 1840461187 9781840461183
OCLC Number: 42834481
Notes: Originally published as: Derrida for beginners.
Description: 171 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Jeff Collins and Bill Mayblin ; edited by Richard Appignanesi.

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"Jacques Derrida is one of the most influential figures in contemporary philosophy. Yet Derrida has undermined the accepted rules of philosophy, rejected its methods and concepts, disrupted its boundaries and contaminated philosophy with literary and other kinds of writing. Derrida's philosophy is an initially puzzling array of oblique, sliding and yet rigorous tactics for destabilizing texts, meanings and identities. "Deconstruction", as these strategies have been called, has been reviled as a politically pernicious nihilism and celebrated as a liberatory politics of choice and indifference." "Introducing Derrida describes the key strategies of Derrida's writing, explains their controversial effects in philosophy, and shows how Derrida himself has put them to use in literature, art, architecture and politics."--Jacket.

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