Derrida on Plato: Writing as Poison and Cure
Versions of mimesis: Plato and Mallarme
Speech, Presence, Origins: from Hegel to Saussure
Linguistics or grammatology?
Rousseau: Writing as Necessary Evil
Myths of origin: music and speech
Psychoanalysis and the 'logic of the supplement'
Nature, culture and the politics of writing
Dreams of origin: 'The Writing Lesson'
Derrida and Kant: the Enlightenment Tradition
Philosophical scepticism: claims and counter-claims
Against pragmatism: Derrida, Rorty, Lyotard
Politics and the principle of reason
Logic and rhetoric: 'nuclear criticism'
Letters Home: Derrida, Austin and the Oxford Connection
'A Socrates who writes...'
Nietzsche, Freud, Levinas: on the Ethics of Deconstruction
Foucault, Descartes and the 'crisis of reason'
Epistemology and ethics: Husserl, Levinas
Index of Names and Topics