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Dialectic of Nihilsm : Post-Structuralism and Law - Gillian Rose

Dialectic of Nihilsm

Post-Structuralism and Law

Paperback Published: 8th January 1991
ISBN: 9780631137085
Number Of Pages: 244

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This book fundamentally challenges the radical credentials of post-structuralism. Though Derrida, Foucault and Deleuze claim to have 'deconstructed' metaphysics, their work has much in common with previous attempts to 'end' the metaphysical tradition, from Kant to Nietzshe and Heidegger, and by sociology in general.
Gillian Rose shows that this anti-metaphysical writing always appears in historically specific jurisprudential terms, which themselves found and recapitulate metaphysical categories. She reconsiders post-structuralism in this light and assesses the relationship between deconstruction and the earlier structuralism of Saussure and Levi-Strauss. She argues in conclusion that the choice between post-structuralist nihilism and Hegelian and Marxist dialectic is spurious.

ISBN: 9780631137085
ISBN-10: 0631137084
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 244
Published: 8th January 1991
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1

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