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Jacques Derrida and the Humanities : A Critical Reader - Tom Cohen

Jacques Derrida and the Humanities

A Critical Reader

By: Tom Cohen (Editor)

Paperback Published: 8th April 2002
ISBN: 9780521625654
Number Of Pages: 344

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The work of Jacques Derrida has transformed our understanding of a range of disciplines in the humanities through its questioning of some of the basic tenets of western metaphysics. This volume is a trans-disciplinary collection dedicated to his work. The assembled contributions--on law, literature, ethics, gender, politics and psychoanalysis--constitute an investigation of the role of Derrida's work in the humanities, present and future. The volume is distinguished by work on some of his most recent writings, and contains Derrida's own address on "the future of the humanities".

Acknowledgments
Preface
Biographical chronology
Introduction
The future of the profession, or the university without condition (thanks to the 'humanities', What Could Happen tomorrow)
Derrida's literatures
The other sexual difference
Lemming: re-framing the Abyss
Mimesis, presentation, and representation
Acts of engagement (philosophy in the performative)
Hospitable thought
Derrida and politics
Legitimate fictions
Fidelity at the limits of deconstruction and the prosthesis of faith
Wondering about history: some questions Derrida pursues in his early writings
Desistantial psychoanalysis
Glossary
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ISBN: 9780521625654
ISBN-10: 0521625653
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 8th April 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.51