Of Grammatology / Edition 1

Of Grammatology / Edition 1

by Jacques Derrida
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0801858305

ISBN-13: 9780801858307

Pub. Date: 01/08/1998

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

Jacques Derrida's revolutionary theories about deconstruction, phenomenology, psychoanalysis, and structuralism, first voiced in the 1960s, forever changed the face of European and American criticism. The ideas in De la grammatologie sparked lively debates in intellectual circles that included students of literature, philosophy, and the humanities, inspiring these

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Jacques Derrida's revolutionary theories about deconstruction, phenomenology, psychoanalysis, and structuralism, first voiced in the 1960s, forever changed the face of European and American criticism. The ideas in De la grammatologie sparked lively debates in intellectual circles that included students of literature, philosophy, and the humanities, inspiring these students to ask questions of their disciplines that had previously been considered improper. Thirty years later, the immense influence of Derrida's work is still igniting controversy, thanks in part to Gayatri Spivak's translation, which captures the richness and complexity of the original.

This corrected edition adds a new index of the critics and philosophers cited in the text and makes one of contemporary criticism's most indispensable works even more accessible and usable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801858307
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
01/08/1998
Edition description:
Corrected Edition
Pages:
456
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.02(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction Judith Butler vii

Acknowledgments xxv

Translator's Preface xxvii

Foreword cxiii

Part 1 Writing Before the Letter Exergue 3

1 The End of the Book and the Beginning of Writing 6

The Program 7

The Signifier and Truth 11

The Written Being/The Being Written 19

2 Linguistics and Grammatology 29

The Outside and the Inside 32

The Outside Is the Inside 47

The Hinge [La Brisure] 71

3 Of Grammatology as a Positive Science 80

Algebra: Arcanum and Transparence 81

Science and the Name of Man 88

The Rebus and the Complicity of Origins 94

Part 2 Nature, Culture, Writing

Introduction to the "Epoch of Rousseau" 105

1 The Violence of the Letter: From Levi-Strauss to Rousseau 109

The Battle of Proper Names 115

Writing and Man's Exploitation by Man 128

2 "…That Dangerous Supplement…" 153

From/Of Blindness to the Supplement 156

The Chain or Supplements 166

The Exorbitant. Question of Method 171

3 Genesis and Structure of the Essay on the Origin of Languages 179

I The Place of the Essay 179

Writing, Political Evil, and Linguistic Evil 182

The Present Debate: The Economy of Pity 186

The Initial Debate and the Composition of the Essay 208

II Imitation 212

The Interval and the Supplement 212

The Engraving and the Ambiguities of Formalism 217

The Turn of Writing 235

III Articulation 250

"That Movement of the Wand…" 250

The Inscription of the Origin 264

The Neume 269

That "Simple Movement of the Finger." Writing and the Prohibition of Incest 278

4 From/Of the Supplement to the Source: The Theory of Writing 293

The Originary Metaphor 294

The History and System of Scripts 305

The Alphabet and Absolute Representation 321

The Theorem and the Theater 329

The Supplement of (at) the Origin 341

Afterword Gayatri Chakravorry Spivak 345

Notes 369

Index 429

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