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Derrida and the Writing of the Body

Derrida and the Writing of the Body Author Jones Irwin
ISBN-10 9781317152675
Release 2016-04-22
Pages 206
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Michel Foucault refers to 1965-1970 as, in philosophical terms, 'the five brief, impassioned, jubilant, enigmatic years'. This book reinterprets Jacques Derrida's work from this period, most especially in L'Écriture et la Différence (Writing and Difference), and argues that a transformation takes place here which has been marginalized in readings of his work to date. Irwin follows with a look at how the 'grammatological opening' becomes crucial for Derrida's work in the 1970s and beyond, incorporating one of his last readings of embodiment from 2000. By drawing our attention to the politics of desire and sexuality, this groundbreaking book engages with the work of key continental theorists, including Artaud, Bataille, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Habermas and Cixous, whilst also examining Derrida's relationship with Plato and feminist theory. It will appeal to a wide range of readers within the social sciences and philosophy, particularly those with interests in gender and sexuality, social theory, continental thought, queer studies and literary theory.



Dissemination

Dissemination Author Jacques Derrida
ISBN-10 0826476961
Release 2004-12-14
Pages 448
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The notorious French philosopher, literary critic and film star(!) First translated in 1983, Dissemination contains three of Derrida's most central and seminal works: 'Plato's Pharmacy', 'The Double Session' and 'Dissemination'. The essays provide original readings of philosophy and literature, and present a re-evaluation of the logic of meaning and the function of writing in Western discourse. This is a groundbreaking work on the relationship and interplay between language, literature and philosophy.



Writing and Difference

Writing and Difference Author Jacques Derrida
ISBN-10 0226143295
Release 1978-01
Pages 342
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Translation of L'ecriture et la difference.



Derrida

Derrida Author Christina Howells
ISBN-10 9780745667270
Release 2013-04-24
Pages 192
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This book is an unusually readable and lucid account of the development of Derrida's work, from his early writings on phenomenology and structuralism to his most recent interventions in debates on psychoanalysis, ethics and politics. Christina Howells gives a clear explanation of many of the key terms of deconstruction - including différance, trace, supplement and logocentrism - and shows how they function in Derrida's writing. She explores his critique of the notion of self-presence through his engagement with Husserl, and his critique of humanist conceptions of the subject through an account of his ambivalent and evolving relationship to the philosophy of Sartre. The question of the relationship between philosophy and literature is examined through an analysis of the texts of the 1970s, and in particular Glas, where Derrida confronts Hegel's totalizing dialectics with the fragmentary and iconoclastic writings of Jean Genet. The author addresses directly the vexed questions of the extreme difficulty of Derrida's own writing and of the passionate hostility it arouses in philosophers as diverse as Searle and Habermas. She argues that deconstruction is a vital stimulus to vigilance in both the ethical and political spheres, contributing significantly to debate on issues such as democracy, the legacy of Marxism, responsibility, and the relationship between law and justice. Comprehensive, cogently argued and up to date, this book will be an invaluable text for students and scholars alike.



Dante and Derrida

Dante and Derrida Author Francis J. Ambrosio
ISBN-10 9780791480410
Release 2012-02-01
Pages 256
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Discusses Derrida as a religious thinker, reading Dante’s Commedia and Derrida’s religious writings together.



Derrida and Feminism

Derrida and Feminism Author Ellen Feder
ISBN-10 9781317959151
Release 2015-12-22
Pages 224
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The first-ever compilation of articles that highlights the intersection of Derridean and feminist theories--a work that represents the extensive and diverse response feminist theorists have had to Derrida, particularly to the issues of gender, identity, and the construction of the subject.



H l ne Cixous Rootprints

H  l  ne Cixous  Rootprints Author Mireille Calle-Gruber
ISBN-10 9781134731671
Release 2012-11-12
Pages 272
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Helene Cixous is undoubtedly one of the most brilliant and innovative contemporary thinkers. Published here in English for the first time Helene Cixous, Rootprints is an ideal introduction to Cixous's theory and her fiction, tracing her development as a writer and intellectual whose remarkable prespicacity and electrifying poetic force are known world-wide. Unprecedented in its form and content this collection breaks new ground in the theory and practice of auto/biography. Cixous's creative reflections on the past provide occasion for scintillating forays into the future. The text includes: * an extended interview between Cixous and Calle-Gruber, exploring Cixous's creative and intellectual processes * a revealing collection of photographs taken from Cixous's family album, set against a poetic reflection by the author * selections from Cixous's private notebooks * a contribution by Jacques Derrida * original 'thing-pieces' by Calle-Gruber.



Veils

Veils Author Hélène Cixous
ISBN-10 0804737959
Release 2001
Pages 108
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This book combines loosely "autobiographical" texts by two of the most influential French intellectuals of our time. "Savoir," by Hélène Cixous is an account of her experience of recovered sight after a lifetime of severe myopia; Jacques Derrida's "A Silkworm of One's Own" muses on a host of motifs, including his varied responses to "Savoir."



The Third Body

The Third Body Author Helene Cixous
ISBN-10 0810116871
Release 1999-08-18
Pages 161
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In The Third Body, the poet, novelist, feminist critic, and theorist Hélène Cixous interweaves a loose narrative line with anecdotes, autobiography, lyricism, myth, dream, fantasy, philosophical insights, and intertextual citations of and conversations with other authors and thinkers. Cixous evokes the relationship of the female narrator and her over, a relationship of alternating presences and absences, separations and rejoinings. This relationship assumes protean forms within a complex web of writing, creating a "third body" out of the entwined bodies of the narrator and her lover.



Whitman s Presence

Whitman s Presence Author Tenney Nathanson
ISBN-10 9780814757796
Release 1994-03
Pages 550
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"Nathanson addresses with renewed insight a problem that has vexed Whitman scholars at least since James E. Miller, Jr.'s A Critical Guide to Leaves of Grass turned Whitman into a respectable academic subject; that is, the unusual status of Whitman's poetic voice. . . . The overall result is the finest articulation of Whitman's project in existence." —Donald Pease, Department of English, Dartmouth College "What enables Nathanson to perform a feat no other critic has accomplished depends as much on his awareness of a range of thinkers from Wittgenstein to J.L. Austin and Derrida as on his sense of the qualities of poetry: he gives the term presence a cultural as well as poetic significance which opens out to cultural history, and makes Whitman as much a representative presence in the culture as our unequalled poet. I see this as a central book about our literature." —Quentin Anderson, J.C. Levi Professor in the Humanities Emeritus, Columbia University



Derrida

Derrida Author Benoit Peeters
ISBN-10 9780745663029
Release 2013-08-27
Pages 700
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This biography of Jacques Derrida (1930–2004) tells the story of a Jewish boy from Algiers, excluded from school at the age of twelve, who went on to become the most widely translated French philosopher in the world – a vulnerable, tormented man who, throughout his life, continued to see himself as unwelcome in the French university system. We are plunged into the different worlds in which Derrida lived and worked: pre-independence Algeria, the microcosm of the École Normale Supérieure, the cluster of structuralist thinkers, and the turbulent events of 1968 and after. We meet the remarkable series of leading writers and philosophers with whom Derrida struck up a friendship: Louis Althusser, Emmanuel Levinas, Jean Genet, and Hélène Cixous, among others. We also witness an equally long series of often brutal polemics fought over crucial issues with thinkers such as Michel Foucault, Jacques Lacan, John R. Searle, and Jürgen Habermas, as well as several controversies that went far beyond academia, the best known of which concerned Heidegger and Paul de Man. We follow a series of courageous political commitments in support of Nelson Mandela, illegal immigrants, and gay marriage. And we watch as a concept – deconstruction – takes wing and exerts an extraordinary influence way beyond the philosophical world, on literary studies, architecture, law, theology, feminism, queer theory, and postcolonial studies. In writing this compelling and authoritative biography, Benoît Peeters talked to over a hundred individuals who knew and worked with Derrida. He is also the first person to make use of the huge personal archive built up by Derrida throughout his life and of his extensive correspondence. Peeters’ book gives us a new and deeper understanding of the man who will perhaps be seen as the major philosopher of the second half of the twentieth century.



Derrida s Writing and Difference

Derrida s  Writing and Difference Author Sarah Wood
ISBN-10 9780826491916
Release 2009-07-08
Pages 192
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Writing and Difference is widely perceived to be an excellent starting place for those new to Derrida and this Reader's Guide is the perfect accompaniment to the study of one of the most important philosophical works of the 20th Century.



Written on the Body

Written on the Body Author Jeanette Winterson
ISBN-10 9780307763594
Release 2013-04-17
Pages 192
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The most beguilingly seductive novel to date from the author of The Passion and Sexing the Cherry. Winterson chronicles the consuming affair between the narrator, who is given neither name nor gender, and the beloved, a complex and confused married woman. "At once a love story and a philosophical meditation."--New York Times Book Review.



Jacques Derrida s Aporetic Ethics

Jacques Derrida s Aporetic Ethics Author Marko Zlomislić
ISBN-10 073911218X
Release 2007
Pages 357
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Derrida has been interpreted as a nihilist and relativist. This study demonstrates that he has an ethics and a concern for religion that goes beyond the structures of the philosophical tradition.



Derrida Education

Derrida   Education Author Gert J.J. Biesta
ISBN-10 9781134601769
Release 2005-06-29
Pages 272
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Bringing together the work of international experts in the field, and two interviews with Derrida himself, this book provides a key to the reflections that Derrida's work has prompted on all aspects of educational studies. The contributors address fundamental educational issues from a Derridian perspective to demonstrate the relevance of his work in contemporary, multicultural societies.



Political Physics

Political Physics Author John Protevi
ISBN-10 0485006197
Release 2001-08-27
Pages 245
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Political Physics crosses the work of two of the most influential thinkers at the start of the 21st century, Jacques Derrida and Gilles Deleuze. The book takes the reader on a transversal journey -- employing Derridean analysis of the history of philosophy, Deleuzian creative dialogue and complexity theory -- to cross the boundaries of philosophy and science. Political Physics opens with Derridean readings of the "forceful body politic" in Husserl, Hegel, "the gift of life", and AIDS. Here, Derrida's concern with metaphysics is developed alongside Deleuze's critique of "hylomorphism" -- the doctrine that production is the imposition of order on chaos. The second part of the book presents Derridean readings of the Deleuzian concept of the "organized body politic" in Plato, Aristotle, Heidegger and Kant. Political Physics opens a new future for philosophy by revealing the way complexity theory shows the order and creativity inherent in matter itself. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.



Presence of the Body

Presence of the Body Author Gert Hofmann
ISBN-10 9789004334748
Release 2016-10-17
Pages 280
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Presence of the Body provides an interdisciplinary forum (including literary, performative, philosophical and anthropological approaches) for the dialogue between theory and practice about the impact of the body on human awareness in the fields of art, writing, meditative practice, and performance.