Margins of Philosophy

Margins of Philosophy

Jacques Derrida


"In this densely imbricated quantity Derrida pursues his committed, relentless dismantling of the philosophical culture, the culture of Plato, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger—each handled in a single or extra of the essays. There are essays too on linguistics (Saussure, Benveniste, Austin) and at the nature of metaphor ("White Mythology"), the latter with vital implications for literary thought. Derrida is totally accountable for a stunning stylistic sign in during this book—a resource of actual illumination for these ready to stick with his onerous direction. Bass is an excellent translator and annotator. His notes at the multilingual allusions and puns are an excellent service."—Alexander Gelley, Library Journal

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