The Deconstruction of Time

The Deconstruction of Time

by David Wood
     
 

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The Deconstruction of Time is the first book to examine what has become the fundamental, even defining, project in Continental philosophy: double rethinking. Begun by Edmund Husserl, this area of inquiry in part seeks to rethink time in terms of our experience of it; a second aspect, begun by Martin Heidegger, is an attempt to rethink ourselves (and philosophy itself)… See more details below

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The Deconstruction of Time is the first book to examine what has become the fundamental, even defining, project in Continental philosophy: double rethinking. Begun by Edmund Husserl, this area of inquiry in part seeks to rethink time in terms of our experience of it; a second aspect, begun by Martin Heidegger, is an attempt to rethink ourselves (and philosophy itself) in terms of the results of that initial rethinking.

Using Jacques Derrida as his point of reference, David Wood undertakes a critical reformulation of double rethinking through discussions of Friedrich Nietzsche, Husserl, and Heidegger. But The Deconstruction of Time is more than a critical history of the development of the topic: it includes important contributions to the phenomenology of time (as "cosmic," "dialectical," "phenomenal," and so on) and a rereading of Derrida. In recent years, considerations of Wood's themes have grown in importance. The Deconstruction of Time is a groundbreaking study of a topic that has become vital in Continental philosophy.

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"This is an important book, the most important philosophical treatment of Derrida since Gasché's The Tain of the Mirror. . . . Wood's many essays on Derrida, written over the course of several years, have been contemporaneous with . . . Derrida's reception into a wider philosophical readership." —Paul Davies, DePaul University

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ISBN-13:
9781573922920
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
02/01/1991
Series:
Contemporary Studies in Philosophy and the Human Sciences Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 8.33(h) x 0.95(d)

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