ISBN-10:
0674867009
ISBN-13:
9780674867000
Pub. Date:
12/28/1986
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
The Tain of the Mirror: Derrida and the Philosophy of Reflection

The Tain of the Mirror: Derrida and the Philosophy of Reflection

by Rodolphe Gasche

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The Tain of the Mirror: Derrida and the Philosophy of Reflection

The Tain of the Mirror explores that gritty surface without which no reflection would be possible.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674867000
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 12/28/1986
Pages: 384

About the Author

Rodolphe Gasché is the Eugenio Donato Professor of Comparative Literature at the State University of New York, Buffalo.

Table of Contents

Introduction

PART 1: TOWARD THE LIMITS OF REFLECTION

1. Defining Reflection

2. The Philosophy of Reflection

3. The Self-Destruction of Reflection

Isolated Reflection

Philosophical Reflection

Speculative or Absolute Reflection

4. Identity, Totality, and Mystic Rapture

5. Post-Hegelian Criticism of Reflexivity

6. Beyond Reflection: The Interlacings of Heterology

PART 2: ON DECONSTRUCTION

7. Abbau, Destruktion, Deconstruction

8. Deconstructive Methodology

The Propaedeutics of Deconstruction

Against Neutrality

Infrastructural Accounting

The Marginal Inscription of the Ground

The Bipartite Operation of Deconstruction

9. A System beyond Being

The Infrastructural Chain

The General Theory of Doubling

The General System

PART 3: LITERATURE OR PHILOSOPHY?

10. Literature in Parentheses

11. The Inscription of Universality

Writing

Text

Metaphor

Notes

Bibliography

Index

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