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Specters of Marx : The State of the Debt, the Work of Mourning and the New International - Jacques Derrida

Specters of Marx

The State of the Debt, the Work of Mourning and the New International

Paperback Published: 1st May 2006
ISBN: 9780415389570
Number Of Pages: 288

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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.

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"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

Editor's Introductionp. vii
Note on the Textp. xiii
Dedicationp. xiv
Exordiump. xvi
Injunctions of Marxp. 1
Conjuring-Marxismp. 61
Wears and Tears (Tableau of an ageless world)p. 96
In the Name of the Revolution, the Double Barricade (Impure "impure impure history of ghosts")p. 118
Apparition of the Inapparent: The phenomenological "conjuring trick"p. 156
Notesp. 223
Indexp. 247
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ISBN: 9780415389570
ISBN-10: 0415389577
Series: Routledge Classics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 1st May 2006
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.3  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 1

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