Deconstruction in Context: Literature and Philosophy

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Overview

"There is no rigorous and effective deconstruction without the faithful memory of philosophies and literatures, without the respectful and competent reading of texts of the past, as well as singular works of our own time. Deconstruction is also a certain thinking about tradition and context. Mark Taylor evokes this with great clarity in the course of a remarkable introduction. He reconstitutes a set of premises without which no deconstruction could have seen the light of  day." – Jacques Derrida

"This invaluable philosophical sampler brings together many of the threads out of which deconstruction is woven. taylor's anthology does not make deconstruction easy; much more usefully, it provides a meticulous guide to the sources – and significance – of the difficulties. – Barbara E. Johnson

"The book will be of great value as a set of readings with authoritative explanation for all those interested in the current relations of literature and philosophy. It is the best book of its kind I know. – J. Hillis Miller, Yale University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226791401
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/1986
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 454
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.03 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements

Introduction: System ... Structure ... Difference ... Other Mark C. Taylor

Critique of Judgement Immanuel Kant

Phenomenology of Spirit G. W. F. Hegel

Introduction to the Reading of Hegel Alexandre Kojéve

Phenomenology Edmund Husserl

Course in General Linguisitcs Ferdinand de Saussure

Concluding Unscientific Postscript Soren Kierkegaard

The Will to Power Freidrich Nietzsche

On Truth and Lie in an Extra-Moral Sense Friedrich Nietzsche

Philosophical Investigations Ludwig Wittgenstein

The End of Philosophy and the Task of Thinking Martin Heidegger

Being and Nothingness Jean-Paul Sartre

The Visible and the Invisible Maurice Merleau-Ponty

The Trace of the Other Emmanuel Levinas

The Notion of Expenditure Georges Bataille

The Labyrinth Georges Bataille

The Abscence of the Book Maurice Blanchot

Différance Jacques Derrida

Bibliography

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