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Jacques Derrida : a biography

Author: Jason Powell
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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At the time of his death in 2004, Jacques Derrida was arguably the most influential and the most controversial thinker in contemporary philosophy. Deconstruction, the movement that he founded, has received as much criticism as admiration and provoked one of the most contentious philosophical debates of the twentieth century. Powell explores Derrida's early life in Algeria, his higher education in Paris and his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie
Named Person: Jacques Derrida; Jacques Derrida; Jacques Derrida
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Powell
ISBN: 0826494498 9780826494498
OCLC Number: 85479605
Notes: Previous ed. pub.: 2006.
Description: ix, 262 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Algeria --
Paris and ENS --
After ENS --
The first book --
Against structuralism --
Structures in French thought --
1967 --
Avant-garde philosophy --
America : Derrida as literary theory --
Glas --
GREPH --
Yale --
The post card --
Nietzsche and Heidegger --
The 1980s --
1987-90, deconstruction and National Socialism --
Autobiographical years, 1990-91 --
The future of democracy and the very worst moment of capitalism --
Derrida's world : confronting Marx --
The Politics of friendship --
Derrida's religion --
Thoughtful welcoming of the other, Death --
2000 onwards --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Jason Powell.

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