Deconstruction and Pragmatism

Deconstruction and Pragmatism

by Simon Critchley, Jacques Derrida, Ernesto Laclau, Richard Rorty
     
 

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Jacques Derrida and Richard Rorty are two of the most famous living philosophers. The current influence of Deconstruction and Pragmatism, two major intellectual traditions, would be unthinkable without their work. This ground-breaking book brings these two thinkers together in a critical confrontation between these two traditions. Derridean deconstruction and Rortian… See more details below

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Jacques Derrida and Richard Rorty are two of the most famous living philosophers. The current influence of Deconstruction and Pragmatism, two major intellectual traditions, would be unthinkable without their work. This ground-breaking book brings these two thinkers together in a critical confrontation between these two traditions. Derridean deconstruction and Rortian pragmatism are both accused by their enemies of undermining our ideas of truth and reason, but do their ideas lead to intellectual and political chaos? Both are committed to the democratic project but they reject the necessary link between universalism, rationalism and modern democracy and seek to clarify what is at stake intellectually and politically. Two other distinguished theorists, Simon Critchley and Ernesto Laclau, provide a critical context for their debate and bring out the importance of the convergences and differences between the two. Anyone wishing to understand the philosophical and political standpoints of Rorty and Derrida should read this book.

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ISBN-13:
9780415121705
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
100
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

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