Who Was Jacques Derrida?: An Intellectual Biography

Who Was Jacques Derrida?: An Intellectual Biography

by David Mikics
     
 

ISBN-10: 0300115423

ISBN-13: 9780300115420

Pub. Date: 12/01/2009

Publisher: Yale University Press

Who Was Jacques Derrida? is the first intellectual biography of Derrida, the first full-scale appraisal of his career, his influence, and his philosophical roots.  It is also the first attempt to define his crucial importance as the ambassador of "theory," the phenomenon that has had a profound influence on academic life in the humanities. Mikics

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Who Was Jacques Derrida? is the first intellectual biography of Derrida, the first full-scale appraisal of his career, his influence, and his philosophical roots.  It is also the first attempt to define his crucial importance as the ambassador of "theory," the phenomenon that has had a profound influence on academic life in the humanities. Mikics lucidly and sensitively describes for the general reader Derrida's deep connection to his Jewish roots. He succinctly defines his vision of philosophy as a discipline that resists psychology. While pointing out the flaws of that vision and Derrida’s betrayal of his most adamantly expounded beliefs, Mikics ultimately concludes that “Derrida was neither so brilliantly right nor so badly wrong as his enthusiasts and critics, respectively, claimed." 

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300115420
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
12/01/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)

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