Derrida and Husserl: The Basic Problem of Phenomenology

Derrida and Husserl: The Basic Problem of Phenomenology

Leonard Lawlor


"[A] marvelous work... that may certainly form the dialogue on Derrida for years to come." ―Rodolphe Gasché

What is the character of the connection of Jacques Derrida and deconstruction to Edmund Husserl and phenomenology? Is deconstruction a thorough departure from phenomenology or does it hint its origins to the phenomenological undertaking? In Derrida and Husserl, Leonard Lawlor illuminates Husserl’s effect at the French philosophical culture that encouraged Derrida’s suggestion. starting with Eugen Fink’s pivotal essay on Husserl’s philosophy, Lawlor rigorously reconstructs the conceptual context during which Derrida constructed his interpretation of Husserl. Lawlor’s investigations of the paintings of Jean Cavaillès, Tran-Duc-Thao, and Jean Hyppolite, in addition to fresh texts by means of Derrida, show the intensity of Derrida’s dating to Husserl’s phenomenology. alongside the best way, Lawlor revisits and sheds mild at the foundation of many vital Derridean ideas, equivalent to deconstruction, the metaphysics of presence, différance, intentionality, the hint, and spectrality.

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