Written in the aftermath of the fall of the Berlin Wall and within the context of a critique of a "new world order" that proclaims the death of Marx and Marxism, Jacques Derrida undertakes a reading of Marx's "spectropoetics" -- his obsession with ghosts, specters and spirits. Derrida argues that there is more than one spirit of Marx and that it is the responsibility of his heirs -- we are all heirs of Marx -- to sift through the possible legacies, the possible spirits, reaffirming one and not the other. He leads beyond the deafening disavowal of Marx today, a disavowal he sees as an attempt to exorcise Marx's ghost.
"Specters of Marx "represents renowned philosopher Jacques Derrida's first major work on Marx and his definitive entry into social and political philosophy.
"Its importance within the Derridean canon cannot be overemphasized ... The text that scholars turn to ... to understand the politics of deconstruction." -- Southern Humanities Review "One of Derrida's best books." -- New Statesman and Society
Series: Routledge Classics
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st May 2006
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.3
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1