How to Read Derrida

How to Read

Paperback

Penelope Deutscher (Author)

Series edited by Simon Critchley

 

Intent on letting the reader experience the pleasure and intellectual stimulation in reading classic authors, the How to Read series will facilitate and enrich your understanding of texts vital to the canon.

An idiosyncratic and highly controversial French philosopher, Jacques Derrida inspired profound changes in disciplines as diverse as law, anthropology, literature and architecture. In Derrida’s view, texts and contexts are woven with inconsistencies and blindspots, which provide us with a chance to think in new ways about, among other things, language, community, identity and forgiveness. Derrida’s suggestions for “how to read” lead to a new vision of ethics and a new concept of responsibility.

Penelope Deutscher discusses extracts from the full range of Derrida’s work, including Of Grammatology, Dissemination, Limited Inc, The Other Heading: Reflections on Europe, Monolinguism of the Other, Given Time, and “Force of Law."

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • April 2006
  • ISBN 978-0-393-32879-0
  • 5 × 7.7 in / 144 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Singapore and Malaysia, but excluding the British Commonwealth.

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