By Christina Howells
Christina Howells offers a transparent clarification of some of the keywords of deconstruction - together with différance, hint, complement and logocentrism - and exhibits how they functionality in Derrida's writing. She explores his critique of the suggestion of self-presence via his engagement with Husserl, and his critique of humanist conceptions of the topic via an account of his ambivalent and evolving dating to the philosophy of Sartre. The query of the connection among philosophy and literature is tested via an research of the texts of the Nineteen Seventies, and particularly Glas, the place Derrida confronts Hegel's totalizing dialectics with the fragmentary and iconoclastic writings of Jean Genet.
The writer addresses at once the vexed questions of the intense trouble of Derrida's personal writing and of the passionate hostility it arouses in philosophers as varied as Searle and Habermas. She argues that deconstruction is an important stimulus to vigilance in either the moral and political spheres, contributing considerably to discuss on concerns reminiscent of democracy, the legacy of Marxism, accountability, and the connection among legislations and justice.
Comprehensive, cogently argued and recent, this ebook may be a useful textual content for college students and students alike.
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Derrida: Deconstruction from Phenomenology to Ethics (Key Contemporary Thinkers) by Christina Howells