Deconstruction in a Nutshell: A Conversation with Jacques Derrida (Perspectives in Continental Philosophy)

Deconstruction in a Nutshell: A Conversation with Jacques Derrida (Perspectives in Continental Philosophy)

John D. Caputo


Responding to questions placed to him at a Roundtable held at Villanova college in 1994, Jacques Derrida leads the reader via an illuminating dialogue of the principal subject matters of deconstruction. talking in English and extemporaneously, Derrida takes up with strange readability and nice eloquence such themes because the activity of philosophy, the Greeks, justice, accountability, the present, the group, the excellence among the messianic and the concrete messianisms, and his interpretation of James Joyce. Derrida convincingly refutes the costs of relativism and nihilism which are usually leveled at deconstruction via its critics and units forth the profoundly affirmative and ethico-political thrust of his paintings. The Roundtableis marked through the weird readability of Derrida's presentation and by means of the deep appreciate for the good works of the philosophical and literary culture with which he characterizes his philosophical paintings. The Roundtable is annotated through John D. Caputo, the David R. prepare dinner Professor of Philosophy at Villanova college, who has provided pass references to Derrida's writings the place the reader might locate additional dialogue on those themes. Professor Caputo has additionally provided a statement which elaborates the primary concerns raised within the Roundtable. In all, this quantity represents probably the most lucid, compact and trustworthy introductions to Derrida and deconstruction on hand in any language. an awesome quantity for college students coming near near Derrida for the 1st time, Deconstruction in a Nutshell will turn out instructive and illuminating in addition for these already accustomed to Derrida's work.

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