Introducing Derrida

Introducing Derrida introduces and explains his work, taking us on an intellectual adventure that disturbs some of our most comfortable habits of thought.

Author: Jeff Collins

Publisher: Icon Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781848318878

Category: Philosophy

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Brilliant illustrated guide to the best-known and most controversial continental philosopher of the latter 20th century. Jacques Derrida is the most famous philosopher of the late 20th century. Yet Derrida has undermined the rules of philosophy, rejected its methods, broken its procedures and contaminated it with literary styles of writing. Derrida's philosophy is a puzzling array of oblique, deviant and yet rigorous tactics for destabilizing texts, meanings and identities. 'Deconstruction', as these strategies have been called, is reviled and celebrated in equal measure. Introducing Derrida introduces and explains his work, taking us on an intellectual adventure that disturbs some of our most comfortable habits of thought.
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Introducing Derrida

Describes the key features of Derrida's writings, explains their controversial effects and shows how Derrida has put them to work in literature, art, architecture and politics.

Author: Jeff Collins

Publisher: Totem Books

ISBN: 1840466669

Category: Philosophy

Page: 171

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Jacques Derrida is the most famous philosopher of the late twentieth century. His philosophy is an array of rigorous tactics for destabilizing texts, meanings, and identities. "Introducing Derrida" introduces and explores his life and work and explains his influence within both philosophy and literature.
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Derrida for Beginners

Author: Jeff Collins

Publisher: Totem Books

ISBN: STANFORD:36105020247032

Category: Deconstruction

Page: 171

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Derrida is arguably the late 20th century's most famous philosopher.
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Derrida A Very Short Introduction

"Simon Glendinning explores both the difficulty and significance of the work of Derrida, arguing that his challenging ideas make a significant contribution to philosophy."--P. [2] of cover.

Author: Simon Glendinning

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192803450

Category: Philosophy

Page: 124

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"Simon Glendinning explores both the difficulty and significance of the work of Derrida, arguing that his challenging ideas make a significant contribution to philosophy."--P. [2] of cover.
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Deconstruction Derrida

This book is already in the middle of performing, acting out, those very issues
which it will attempt to illustrate, recognizing all the while the impossibility of
presenting to the reader the entire 'system' of Derrida's thought and the failure
built into ...

Author: Julian Wolfreys

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781349266180

Category: Criticism

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Deconstruction*Derrida contests the notion that what Jacques Derrida does can be turned into a theory for literary interpretation. It also questions the idea that there is a critical methodology called deconstruction which can be applied to literary texts in a programmatic fashion. In this introductory study to the work of Jacques Derrida, Julian Wolfreys introduces the reader to a range of Derrida's interests and concerns, while offering readings, informed by Derrida's thought, of canonical and less well-known literary works.
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Derrida and Husserl

The Root, That Is Necessarily One, of Every Dilemma: An Investigation of the
Introduction to Husserl's "The Origin of Geometry" In Le Probleme de la genese,
Derrida asks the question that leads Husserl in "The Origin of Geometry" to a ...

Author: Leonard Lawlor

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253109159

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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"[A] magnificent work... that will definitely shape the discussion on Derrida for years to come." -- Rodolphe Gasché What is the nature of the relationship of Jacques Derrida and deconstruction to Edmund Husserl and phenomenology? Is deconstruction a radical departure from phenomenology or does it trace its origins to the phenomenological project? In Derrida and Husserl, Leonard Lawlor illuminates Husserl's influence on the French philosophical tradition that inspired Derrida's thought. Beginning with Eugen Fink's pivotal essay on Husserl's philosophy, Lawlor carefully reconstructs the conceptual context in which Derrida developed his interpretation of Husserl. Lawlor's investigations of the work of Jean Cavaillà ̈s, Tran-Duc-Thao, and Jean Hyppolite, as well as recent texts by Derrida, reveal the depth of Derrida's relationship to Husserl's phenomenology. Along the way, Lawlor revisits and sheds light on the origin of many important Derridean concepts, such as deconstruction, the metaphysics of presence, différance, intentionality, the trace, and spectrality.
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The Spivak Reader

If you have been reading Spivak, you will know that writing an introduction to her
work is no easy task. In 1976 Spivak ... Like Spivak introducing Derrida, we shall
have to assume that some introduction to Spivak is in order. SPIVAK Gayatri ...

Author: Gayatri Spivak

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135217129

Category: Art

Page: 344

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Among the foremost feminist critics to have emerged to international eminence over the last fifteen years, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak has relentlessly challenged the high ground of established theoretical discourse in literary and cultural studies. Although her rigorous reading of various authors has often rendered her work difficult terrain for those unfamiliar with poststructuralism, this collection makes significant strides in explicating Spivak's complicated theories of reading.
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Edmund Husserl s Origin of Geometry

The complete text of Husserl's Origin of Geometry is included.

Author: Jacques Derrida

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803265808

Category: Philosophy

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Edmund Husserl's Origin of Geometry": An Introduction (1962) is Jacques Derrida's earliest published work. In this commentary-interpretation of the famous appendix to Husserl's The Crisis of European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology, Derrida relates writing to such key concepts as differing, consciousness, presence, and historicity. Starting from Husserl's method of historical investigation, Derrida gradually unravels a deconstructive critique of phenomenology itself, which forms the foundation for his later criticism of Western metaphysics as a metaphysics of presence. The complete text of Husserl's Origin of Geometry is included.
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Deconstructing Educational Leadership

1 Introducing Derrida and Lyotard Introduction Jacques Derrida and Jean-
Francois Lyotard are considered two of the most prominent thinkers in the French
-dominated post-5tructuralist movement. Both Lyotard and Derrida exemplify this

Author: Richard Niesche

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136687723

Category: Education

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Jacques Derrida and Jean-François Lyotard constitute two of the most notable figures of poststructuralist thought and philosophy of the postmodern period. Both worked to reveal instabilities and uncertainty, and to destabilise assumptions and self-evident traditions for the purposes of reflection, creativity and innovative thinking. This significant volume explores the key concepts central to the work of Derrida and Lyotard in relation to educational leadership, and reveals how these ideas challenge existing structures, hierarchies and models of thought. Derrida’s notions of difference and deconstruction, and Lyotard’s concepts of language games, performativity and the differend, are specifically used to inform provocative and insightful critiques of the positivist assumptions and knowledge construction in the field of educational leadership. The book provides concrete examples of the application of theories to policy, literature and empirical data, and identifies ideas which continue to impact contemporary practices of educational leadership and management. Included in the book: - why bring Derrida and Lyotard to ELMA? - a Lyotardian politics of the standards movement in educational leadership - managing performance - witnessing deconstructions of the leader-follower binary in ELMA - limitations and critiques of Derrida and Lyotard. This important volume in the series will be of value to all those working and researching in the field of Educational Leadership, Management and Administration.
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Voice and Phenomenon

Published in 1967, when Derrida is 37 years old, Voice and Phenomenon appears at the same moment as Of Grammatology and Writing and Difference.

Author: Jacques Derrida

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810127654

Category: Philosophy

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Published in 1967, when Derrida is 37 years old, Voice and Phenomenon appears at the same moment as Of Grammatology and Writing and Difference. All three books announce the new philosophical project called “deconstruction.” Although Derrida will later regret the fate of the term “deconstruction,” he will use it throughout his career to define his own thinking. While Writing and Difference collects essays written over a 10 year period on diverse figures and topics, and Of Grammatology aims its deconstruction at “the age of Rousseau,” Voice and Phenomenon shows deconstruction engaged with the most important philosophical movement of the last hundred years: phenomenology. Only in relation to phenomenology is it possible to measure the importance of deconstruction. Only in relation to Husserl’s philosophy is it possible to understand the novelty of Derrida’s thinking. Voice and Phenomenon therefore may be the best introduction to Derrida’s thought in general. To adapt Derrida’s comment on Husserl’s Logical Investigations, it contains “the germinal structure” of Derrida’s entire thought. Lawlor’s fresh translation of Voice and Phenomenon brings new life to Derrida’s most seminal work.
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Discusses Derrida's writings on Plato, Kant, Hegel, Rousseau, Nietzsche, and Freud

Author: Christopher Norris

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674198247

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 271

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Discusses Derrida's writings on Plato, Kant, Hegel, Rousseau, Nietzsche, and Freud
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Introducing Translation Studies

Theories and Applications Jeremy Munday. 'replacement'. At that time, Derrida
had been attempting to reveal the contradiction within Hegelian dialectics; in the
relevance paper, he uncovers and deconstructs the dominant discourse of power

Author: Jeremy Munday

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136326325

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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This is the definitive guide to the theories and concepts that make up the dynamic field of translation studies. Providing an accessible and fully up-to-date overview of key movements and theorists within an expanding area of study, this textbook has become a key source for generations of translation students on both professional and university courses. New features in this third edition include: the latest research incorporated into each chapter, including linguistic precursors, models of discourse and text analysis, cultural studies and sociology, the history of translation, and new technologies a new chapter with guidelines on writing reflective translation commentaries and on preparing research projects and dissertations more examples throughout the text revised exercises and updated further reading lists throughout a major new companion web site with video summaries of each chapter, multiple-choice tests, and broader research questions. This is a practical, user-friendly textbook that gives a comprehensive insight into how translation studies has evolved, and is still evolving. It is an invaluable resource for anyone studying this fascinating subject area.
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Politics of Deconstruction

The book offers a new introduction to Jacques Derrida and to Deconstruction as an important strand of Continental Philosophy.

Author: Susanne Lüdemann

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804793025

Category: Philosophy

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The book offers a new introduction to Jacques Derrida and to Deconstruction as an important strand of Continental Philosophy. From his early writings on phenomenology and linguistics to his later meditations on war, terrorism, and justice, Jacques Derrida (1930–2004) achieved prominence on an international scale by addressing as many different audiences as he did topics. Yet despite widespread acclamation, his work has never been considered easy. Rendering accessible debates that marked more than four decades of engagement and inquiry, Susanne Lüdemann traces connections between the philosopher's own texts and those of his many interlocutors, past and present. Unlike conventional introductions, Politics of Deconstruction offers a number of personal approaches to reading Derrida and invites readers to find their own. Emphasizing the relationship between philosophy and politics, it shows that, with Deconstruction, there is much more at stake than an "academic" discussion, for Derrida's work deals with all the burning political and intellectual challenges of our time. The author's own professional experience in both the United States and in Europe, which particularly inform her chapter on Derrida's reception in the United States, opens a unique perspective on a unique thinker, one that rewards specialists and newcomers alike.
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Derrida s Voice and Phenomenon

these two strategies in the 'Introduction' is in part due to the fact that, in engaging
with Husserl's thought, Derrida is in point of fact engaging with the entire history
of the Western philosophical tradition; hence to 'lay out the stakes', as we said ...

Author: Vernon W Cisney

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9780748695645

Category: Reference

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The essential toolkit for anyone reading this seminal Derrida text for the first time
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Derrida and Phenomenology

47 Derrida's Introduction shows that Husserl dictates in The Origin of Geometry
that univocity be achieved by actively willing, not passively accepting, the
meaningof terms,that indefinite historicalgenesisbe reignedinby a “
universalteleology of ...

Author: W. Mckenna

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401584982

Category: Philosophy

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Derrida and Phenomenology is a collection of essays by various authors, entirely devoted to Jacques Derrida's writing on Edmund Husserl's phenomenology. It gives a wide range of reactions to those writings, both critical and supportive, and contains many in-depth studies. Audience: Communicates new evaluations of Derrida's critique of Husserl to those familiar with the issues: specialists in phenomenology, deconstruction, the philosophies of Derrida and Husserl. Also contains a bibliography of recent relevant literature.
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Jacques Derrida Live Theory

Introduction Derrida ' s Other / An Other Derrida 0 . 1 Demythologizing ' Derrida ' :
On Myths and Monsters Not very many philosophers have made it to the ranks of
the notorious . Usually toiling away in abstraction , and having little impact on ...

Author: James KA Smith

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826462804

Category: Philosophy

Page: 156

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Jacques Derrida: Live Theory is a new introduction to the work of this most influential of contemporary philosophers. It covers Derrida's corpus in its entirety - from his earliest work in phenomenology and the philosophy of language, to his most recent work in ethics, politics and religion. It investigates Derrida's contribution to, and impact upon such disciplines as philosophy, literary theory, cultural studies, aesthetics and theology. Throughout, the key concepts that underpin Derrida's thought are thoroughly examined; in particular, the notion of 'the Other' or 'alterity' is employed to indicate a fundamental continuity from Derrida's earliest to his latest work. The text emphasizes the importance of understanding Derrida's philosophical heritage as the key to understanding the interdisciplinary impact of his project. In the wake of Derrida's death, the book includes an "interview" that interrogates the very notion of "live" theory as a way into the core themes of deconstruction.
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Saussure Derrida and the Metaphysics of Subjectivity

Part II: Introduction Derrida's critique of Saussure in Of Grammatology is both
incisive and oblique. Now, Derrida's incisiveness can hardly be doubted: the
second term of the description is the one in question here, and it will lead us back
to a ...

Author: Robert M. Strozier

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110848175

Category: Philosophy

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story of the tower of Babel (Gen 11:1—9) tells of a world unified under the power
of a single language. TO the Babelians, the potential of this sense of perfect ...

Author: Andrew P. Wilson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9780567178824

Category: Religion

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At first glance the Markan transfiguration scene (Mk. 9:2-8) is all about light, sound and spectacle. Commentators see revealed in this scene a sparkling vision of God's glory-the light that banishes the shadow of incomprehension and by which the hidden truth of the Gospel finally becomes clear. But have commentators been blinded by their dazzling evaluations of Mark's theology? For, despite all the splendor and sparkle, the Markan transfiguration remains a difficult scene to interpret. Transfigured asks what would be seen if one were to squint past the sun-like glory that dominates this vision. Wilson focuses on the problematic elements, the gaps and inconsistencies of the scene, and re-evaluates them in order to re-read the transfiguration from an altered perspective. The theoretical work of Jacques Derrida, particularly his notion of "otherness," which draws together and realigns the reader (subject), the reading (method), and what is read (text), will be central to the orientation of this re-reading. Ultimately, the transfiguration story can be seen ably to accommodate readings that challenge traditionally prescribed metaphysical structures and presuppositions. In the end, the application of Derridean theory issues its own challenges to traditional scholarship in such a way that the approach to the Markan transfiguration and the theology one inevitably brings to it, require a certain amount of reformulation.
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Gender Pedagogy

to convention, but have nonetheless underlined the insufficiency and
inappropriateness of introducing Derrida's work in this way. One thing I must
clarify is what I mean by Derrida's 'work'. Derrida published a huge number of
texts, and others ...

Author: E. Henderson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137428493

Category: Education

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When addressed in its full reactive potential, gender has a tendency to unfix the reassuring certainties of education and academia. Gender pedagogy unfolds as an account of teaching gender learning that is rooted in Derrida's concept of the 'trace', reflecting the unfixing properties of gender and even shaking up academic knowledge production.
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The Cambridge Introduction to Jacques Derrida

In this book, Leslie Hill provides an accessible introduction to Derrida's writings on literature which presupposes no prior knowledge of Derrida's work.

Author: Leslie Hill

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139466141

Category: Literary Criticism


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Few thinkers of the latter half of the twentieth century have so profoundly and radically transformed our understanding of writing and literature as Jacques Derrida (1930–2004). Derridian deconstruction remains one of the most powerful intellectual movements of the present century, and Derrida's own innovative writings on literature and philosophy are crucially relevant for any understanding of the future of literature and literary criticism today. Derrida's own manner of writing is complex and challenging and has often been misrepresented or misunderstood. In this book, Leslie Hill provides an accessible introduction to Derrida's writings on literature which presupposes no prior knowledge of Derrida's work. He explores in detail Derrida's relationship to literary theory and criticism, and offers close readings of some of Derrida's best known essays. This introduction will help those coming to Derrida's work for the first time, and suggests further directions to take in studying this hugely influential thinker.
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