Derrida's Of Grammatology

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Jacques Derrida's Of Grammatology is essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary philosophy, literary theory, and intellectual history. Arthur Bradley's guide proves clear, careful, and sober commentary to explicate this pathbreaking work. Suitable for readers at all levels and in all disciplines, this guide is a welcome resource for understanding this key text.

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Overview

Jacques Derrida's Of Grammatology is essential reading for anyone interested in contemporary philosophy, literary theory, and intellectual history. Arthur Bradley's guide proves clear, careful, and sober commentary to explicate this pathbreaking work. Suitable for readers at all levels and in all disciplines, this guide is a welcome resource for understanding this key text.

Indiana University Press

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"Quite frankly it is impossible to imagine anyone better qualified or more able to write a study guide to Derrida's Of Grammatology. I recommend it absolutely unreservedly." —Jim Urpeth, University of Greenwich

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"Quite frankly it is impossible to imagine anyone better qualified or more able to write a study guide to Derrida's Of Grammatology. I recommend it absolutely unreservedly." —Jim Urpeth, University of Greenwich
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780253220349
  • Publisher: Indiana University Press
  • Publication date: 6/26/2008
  • Series: Indiana Philosophical Guides
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Arthur Bradley is Lecturer in Contemporary Literary Studies at Lancaster University. He is author of Negative Theology and Modern French Philosophy.

Indiana University Press

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Table of Contents

Note on Texts

1 Historical Context 15

2 A Guide to the Text 41

The Beginning of Writing 41

Saussure, Writing and the Trace 56

Levi-Strauss and the Violence of the Letter 79

Rousseau: The Logic of the Supplement 98

Rousseau and the Origin(s) of Language 117

Conclusion: After Of Grammatology 135

3 Study Aids 145

Glossary 145

Further Reading 150

Answering Essay and Examination Questions 155

Bibliography 159

Index 163

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