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Forms in the Abyss: A Philosophical Bridge Between Sartre and Derrida

Forms in the Abyss: A Philosophical Bridge Between Sartre and Derrida

by Steve MartinotSteve Martinot
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A groundbreaking effort to find the "common language" between two of the most important philosophical thinkers of the twentieth century, Forms in the Abyss promises to be one of the most significant contribution to our critical understanding of western thought in recent memory.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781592134403
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication date: 09/28/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Steve Martinot is Instructor at the Center for Interdisciplinary Programs at San Francisco State University. He is the author of The Rule of Racialization: Class, Identity, Governance (Temple), editor of two previous books, and translator of Racism by Albert Memmi.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction                                                                        1
     History and Writing
     The Metaphysics of a Common Language
     The Narrative of Metaphysics
     The Historical Dimension
     A Common Uncommonality

Chapter 2: The Form of Uncommon Logic                                         37
     On Heidegger

Chapter 3 - The Parameters of Homology                                          73
     Extensions of the Double Non-negation
     Sartre's Use of the Skew Relation as a Formalism
     Derrida's Use of the Skew Relation in his Thematics
          The Middle Voice
          Always Already

Chapter 4: Form and Structure                                                          103
     On Form
     On Structure
     The Derridean Circle
     The Triadic Circle in its Historical Moment 
     Conclusion: The Structures of Ethnocentrism

Chapter 5: The Look and its Inner Narrativizations                         150
     The Look
          The other-as-object
          The Look
     The Meta-narrativity of the Look
     A Critique and Extension of the NMN-structure
     The Form of Form

Chapter 6: The Sartre-Derrida Homology                                        180
     The Inside of the Outside, the Supplement
          A Note on "Infrastructure"
     Separation in Immediacy, the Hymen
     The Role of Narrative
     The Social Text of the Glyph
     Reading the Imagination as Reading

Chapter 7: Circularities and Foundations                                        238
     Bringing the Incommensurable into Dialogue
     The Reader
     The Circle
     Derrida's Deconstruction of the Subject
     Sartre's Deconstruction of the Subject

Chapter 8: A Theory of Dialogue                                                   270
     An Elementary Particle of the Social
     Being for Others as a Micro-socius
     The Boundary between Subjectivities
     The Ontological Structure of Dialogue
     The Semiotic Structure of Dialogue
     The Derridean Moment of the Social
     Listening and (Re)Construction

Chapter 9: A theory of language                                                   314
     Shifts in Social Semiosis
     The Circle and the Social
     The Colonial Principle
     Chauvinism and the Sundering of the Circle.
     On Metaphysics
     A Third Domain?
     The Circle as Analysand

Endnotes                                                                                       357

Bibliography                                                                                 427

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