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Among educational theorists and philosophers there is growing interest in the work of Jacques Derrida and his philosphy of deconstruction. This important new book demonstrates how his work provides a highly relevant perspective on the aims, content and nature of education ini contemporary, multicultural societies.
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Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Preface
Acknowledgements
Opening: Derrida & education 1
1 Derrida and the question of education: a new space for philosophy 12
2 "Preparing for the incalculable": deconstruction, justice, and the question of education 32
3 "A certain 'madness' must watch over thinking": refusing to build a philosophical system, Derrida privileges experience and writes out of "compulsion". A dialogue around traces and deconstructions 55
4 The learning pharmacy 77
5 Teaching the Other II: ethics, writing, community 98
6 Just decide! Derrida and the ethical aporias of education 119
7 Does speaking of others involve receiving the "other"? A postcolonial reading of receptivity in Derrida's deconstruction of Timaeus 134
8 The gift of Bildung: reflections on the relationship between singularity and justice in the concept of Bildung 150
9 "Talking liberties" 176
10 Derrida's ethics of affirmation: the challenge of educational rights and responsibility 186
11 Humanism, Derrida, and the new humanities 209
Bibliography 232
Subject index 246
Name index 250
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