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Derrida Now

Current Perspectives in Derrida Studies

John W. P. Phillips



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Polity Press
22 January 2016
Series: Theory Now
For more than 30 years and until his death in 2004, Jacques Derrida remained one of the most influential contemporary philosophers. It may be difficult to evaluate what forms his legacy will take in the future but Derrida Now provides some provocative suggestions. DerridaAs often-controversial early reception was based on readings of his complex works, published in journals and collected in books. More recently attention has tended to focus on his later work, which grew out of the seminars that he presented each year in France and the US. The full texts of these seminars are now the subject of a major publication project, to be produced over the next ten years.

Derrida Now presents contemporary articles based on or around the study of Derrida. It provides a critical introduction to DerridaAs complex and controversial thought, offers careful analysis of some of his most important concepts, and includes essays that address the major strands of his thought. DerridaAs influence reached not only into philosophy but also into other fields concerned with literature, politics, visual art, law, ecology, psychoanalysis, gender and sexuality and this book will appeal to readers in all these disciplines. Contributors include Peggy Kamuf, Geoff Bennington, Nicholas Royle, Roy Sellars, Graham Allen and Irving Goh.
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Imprint:   Polity Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 216mm,  Width: 139mm,  Spine: 18mm
Weight:   308g
ISBN:   9780745655741
ISBN 10:   0745655742
Series:   Theory Now
Pages:   200
Publication Date:  
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Contents Editor's Introduction John W.P. Phillips 1. Transcendental Difference and the Auto-Relation: Critical Overview John W.P. Phillips 2. Derrida's Dignity Geoffrey Bennington 3. Stepping Out with Freud and Derrida: On the Royal Road of Interpretation Roy Sellars 4. The Transparent University: Kant, Derrida and a New University Law Graham Allen 5. Does Deconstruction Imply Vegetarianism? Martin McQuillan 6. After Derrida's Foi et savoir: From Rejection to the (Animal-)Reject for the Post-Secular Irving Goh 7. Composition Displacement Peggy Kamuf 8. Jacques Derrida and the Future of the Novel Nicholas Royle 9. Derrida, Code Enforcement, and the Question of Justice Hugh J. Silverman Notes

John W. P. Phillips is associate professor in the department of English Language and Literature at the National University of Singapore

Reviews for Derrida Now: Current Perspectives in Derrida Studies

This book gathers the current thinking and perspectives on the work of Jacques Derrida and his treatments on a variety of contemporary issues, including animals, justice and death. Original and rigorous, and yet accessible, these essays also reveal the continued relevance of Derrida's work in helping us think our present intellectual, cultural and political situations in our day-to-day lives. Nicole Anderson, Macquarie University, Sydney This volume brings together some of the most knowledgeable, sensitive and attentive readers of Derrida to address a range of issues spanning the apparent divide between early and late Derrida. Bennington, for instance, is quasi-exemplary in his approach to Derrida's dignity. Royle re-opens and re-illuminates the challenging as well as loving relationship between literature and philosophy. Other questions addressed include the pressing matter of the animal throughout Derrida's work. Judith Still, University of Nottingham

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