Of Grammatology

Author: Jacques Derrida,Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak,Judith Butler

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421419955

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 560

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Jacques Derrida’s revolutionary approach to phenomenology, psychoanalysis, structuralism, linguistics, and indeed the entire European tradition of philosophy—called deconstruction—changed the face of criticism. It provoked a questioning of philosophy, literature, and the human sciences that these disciplines would have previously considered improper. Forty years after Of Grammatology first appeared in English, Derrida still ignites controversy, thanks in part to Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak’s careful translation, which attempted to capture the richness and complexity of the original. This fortieth anniversary edition, where a mature Spivak retranslates with greater awareness of Derrida’s legacy, also includes a new afterword by her which supplements her influential original preface. Judith Butler has added an introduction. All references in the work have been updated. One of contemporary criticism’s most indispensable works, Of Grammatology is made even more accessible and usable by this new release.

Reading Derrida's Of Grammatology

Author: Sean Gaston,Ian Maclachlan

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 144115275X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 230

View: 7506


Explores Derrida's major work through readings of key passages by such leading scholars as Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, J. Hillis Miller and Derek Attridge.

Derrida's Of Grammatology: An Edinburgh Philosophical Guide

An Edinburgh Philosophical Guide

Author: Arthur Bradley

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748631399

Category: Philosophy

Page: 184

View: 2381


Everything you need to know about Derrida's Of Grammatology in one volume.Jacques Derrida was one of the most famous and influential philosophers of the later twentieth century. First published in 1967, Of Grammatology is his best known text, introducing many fundamental concepts relating to linguistics and writing which he would develop in his later work. This book provides a commentary on Of Grammatology that can be read alongside--rather than instead of--the text itself by students encountering Derrida for the first time."e;

Derrida's Of Grammatology

An Edinburgh Philosophical Guide

Author: Arthur Bradley

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748626131

Category: Philosophy

Page: 166

View: 416


Everything you need to know about Derrida's Of Grammatology in one volume. Jacques Derrida was one of the most famous and influential philosophers of the later twentieth century. First published in 1967, Of Grammatology is his best known text, introducing many fundamental concepts relating to linguistics and writing which he would develop in his later work. This book provides a commentary on Of Grammatology that can be read alongside--rather than instead of--the text itself by students encountering Derrida for the first time.

Die Sprache des Rechts

Recht verstehen : Verständlichkeit, Missverständlichkeit und Unverständlichkeit von Recht

Author: Kent D. Lerch

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110181425

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 466

View: 3252


Die dreibandige Schriftenreihe ist ein Kompendium des heutigen Forschungsstandes zu Sprache und Recht. Die wichtigsten Ansatze namhafter Protagonisten auf dem Gebiet der Rechtslinguistik sind hierin gesichtet, gesammelt und ausfuhrlich besprochen. Neben einer Verortung der einzelnen Beitrage im sprach- und rechtswissenschaftlichen Diskurs erfolgt die Darlegung und Erorterung der aktuellen Forschungssituation, welche die Grundprobleme und Tendenzen der Forschung erkennen lasst. Dies erscheint um so notwendiger, als fur die mit dem Gegenstand befassten Sprach-, Rechts- und Sozialwissenschaftler bislang ein umfassendes Nachschlagewerk fehlt, das sie unmittelbar an die Forschungs-probleme heranfuhrt. Die Schriftenreihe bietet Interessierten aller Fachrichtungen erstmals ein Arbeitsinstrument, das sie rasch und zuverlassig uber den gegenwartigen Stand der Kenntnisse zur Sprache des Rechts informiert. Es folgen die Bande Recht verhandeln. Argumentieren, Begrunden und Entscheiden im Diskurs des Rechts (Band 2) und Recht vermitteln. Strukturen, Formen und Medien der Kommunikation im Recht (Band 3).

Postmodernism: Critical texts

Author: Victor E. Taylor,Charles E. Winquist

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415185684

Category: Criticism

Page: 367

View: 3161


A four volume collection of reprinted articles and book excerpts covering the critical discussion of postmodernism interdisciplinary as well as in the humanities and social sciences.Vol. 1., "Foundational Essays", centers on the classic themes of knowledge formation language, society and subjectivity. The contributors are among others: Georges Bataille, Roland Barthes, Jean Baudrillard, Gilles Deleuze, Felix Guattari, Paul de Man, Jacques Derrida, Ferdinand de Saussure, Julia Kristeva and Maurice Merlau-Ponty. Vol. 2.., "Critical Texts" contains texts by Walter Benjamin, Jonathan Culler, Rodolphe Gasché, Jürgen Habermas, Ihab Hassan, Frederic Jameson, Chantal Mouffe, Richard Rorty and others.Vol. 3., "Disciplinary Texts: Humanities and Social Sciences", is divided into the following subsections:"Geography", "History", "Literature", "Philosophy", "Theology", "Culture Studies", "Sociology" and "Women's Studies". It contains contributions by J.B. Harley, Trevor J. Barnes, Hayden White, Stanley Vogel, Michael W. Messmer, Michel Foucault, Gianni Vattimo, Charles E. Winquist, Seyla Benhabib, Hans Bertens, Barry Smart, Diane Elam, Rachel Bowlby and others.Vol. 4., "Legal Studies, Psychoanalytical Studies, Visual Arts and Architecture" is divided into corresponding subsections. The contributros are among others: Jerry D. Leonard, Victor Taylor, Shoshana Felman, Paul Ricoeur, Elisabeth Grosz, Ralph Cohen, Robert Dunn, Andrew Benjamin, Peter Eisenman and Stephen H. Watson

Understanding Poststructuralism

Author: James Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317494210

Category: Philosophy

Page: 192

View: 9076


Understanding Poststructuralism presents a lucid guide to some of the most exciting and controversial ideas in contemporary thought. This is the first introduction to poststructuralism through its major theorists - Derrida, Deleuze, Foucault, Lyotard, Kristeva - and their central texts. Each chapter takes the reader through a key text, providing detailed summaries of the main points of each and a critical and detailed analysis of their central arguments. Ideas are clearly explained in terms of their value to both critical thinking and to contemporary issues. Criticisms of poststructuralism are also assessed. The aim throughout is to illuminate the main methods of poststructuralism - deconstruction, libidinal economics, genealogy and transcendental empiricism - in context. A balanced and up-to-date assessment of poststructuralism, the book presents the ideal introduction to this most revolutionary of philosophies.

Gender Pedagogy

Teaching, Learning and Tracing Gender in Higher Education

Author: E. Henderson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113742849X

Category: Education

Page: 137

View: 3044


When addressed in its full reactive potential, gender has a tendency to unfix the reassuring certainties of education and academia. Gender pedagogy unfolds as an account of teaching gender learning that is rooted in Derrida's concept of the 'trace', reflecting the unfixing properties of gender and even shaking up academic knowledge production.

The Premodern Condition

Medievalism and the Making of Theory

Author: Bruce Holsinger

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226349749

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

View: 4073


Bruce Holsinger identifies and explains an affinity for medievalism and medieval studies among the leading figures of critical theory. His book contains original essays by Bataille and Bourdieu - translated into English - that testify to the strange persistence of medievalisms in French postwar writings.

The Philosopher's Plant

An Intellectual Herbarium

Author: Michael Marder

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231538138

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

View: 5634


Despite their conceptual allergy to vegetal life, philosophers have used germination, growth, blossoming, fruition, reproduction, and decay as illustrations of abstract concepts; mentioned plants in passing as the natural backdrops for dialogues, letters, and other compositions; spun elaborate allegories out of flowers, trees, and even grass; and recommended appropriate medicinal, dietary, and aesthetic approaches to select species of plants. In this book, Michael Marder illuminates the vegetal centerpieces and hidden kernels that have powered theoretical discourse for centuries. Choosing twelve botanical specimens that correspond to twelve significant philosophers, he recasts the development of philosophy through the evolution of human and plant relations. A philosophical history for the postmetaphysical age, The Philosopher's Plant reclaims the organic heritage of human thought. With the help of vegetal images, examples, and metaphors, the book clears a path through philosophy's tangled roots and dense undergrowth, opening up the discipline to all readers.

The ethics of writing

Derrida, deconstruction, and pedagogy

Author: Peter Pericles Trifonas

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc


Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 6066


In this compelling and timely treatise, cultural theorist and educator Peter Trifonas puts forth the first book-length study of Jacques Derrida's 'educational texts': that is, those writings most explicitly concerned with the ethics and politics of the historico- philosophical structures constituting the scene of teaching. OThe Ethics of WritingO engages these aspects of Derrida's work on the institution of education, especially as it relates to the philosopher's association with the GREPH (Groupe de Recherches sur l'Enseignement Philosophiques) and the public movement to protect the teaching of Philosophy in France. Trifonas addresses the importance of deconstruction as a means of carrying-out analyses of pedagogical institutions and structures for the purpose of achieving ethical reforms of educational policy and curricular initiatives. More specifically, the text examines how deconstruction allows us to re-think the socio-historical and ethico-philosophical aspects of pedagogical practices and policies, including pedagogical theories that have had direct bearing on the ethical and cultural ideals forming the reason of Western educational systems and the exclusion of its 'Others.'

Die Stimme und das Phänomen

Einführung in das Problem des Zeichens in der Phänomenologie Husserls

Author: Jacques Derrida

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518124406

Category: Phenomenology

Page: 139

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Mit gleich drei Büchern, die allesamt zu Gründungsdokumenten des postmodernen Denkens geworden sind, hat Jacques Derrida 1967 die philosophische Weltbühne betreten - De la grammatologie, L'écriture et la différance und La voix et le phénomène. Letzteres, das hier in der Neuübersetzung von Hans-Dieter Gondek vorgelegt wird, entwickelt anhand einer gleichermaßen skrupulösen wie erhellenden Lektüre von Edmund Husserls Logischen Untersuchungen Derridas Sicht auf zentrale zeichentheoretische Theoreme der abendländischen Metaphysik und phänomenologischen Sprachtheorie. Die Stimme und das Phänomen ist somit nicht nur eine luzide und kritische Einführung in das Denken der Différance sowie in den Zeichenbegriff Husserls, sondern geradezu das Paradebeispiel einer dekonstruktiven Lektüre.

Who Was Jacques Derrida?

An Intellectual Biography

Author: David Mikics

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300155999

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 273

View: 8735


The first intellectual biography of 20th century philosopher Jacques Derrida, a full-scale appraisal of his career, his influences, and his philosophical sources.

Derrida Reframed

Interpreting Key Thinkers for the Arts

Author: K. Malcolm Richards

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 0857718908

Category: Philosophy

Page: 168

View: 2807


Are your students baffled by Baudrillard? Dazed by Deleuze? Confused by Kristeva? Other beginners’ guides can feel as impenetrable as the original texts to students who ‘think in images’. Contemporary Thinkers Reframed instead uses the language of the arts to explore the usefulness in practice of complex ideas. Short, contemporary and accessible, these lively books utilise actual examples of artworks, films, television shows, works of architecture, fashion and even computer games to explain and explore the work of the most commonly taught thinkers. Conceived specifically for the visually minded, the series will prove invaluable to practitioners an students right across the visual arts. ‘Deconstruction’ is touted in every visual area from architecture to fashion, yet few really understand what Derrida’s notorious concept means, much less his elusive idea of ‘différance’. In fact Derrida’s work can seem almost impenetrable. This guide explains Derrida’s key concepts through examples from across the whole spectrum of the arts, looking at the work of architects such as Bernard Tschumi and Daniel Libeskind, fashion designers such as Ann Demeulemeister and at the work of artists as varied as Kara Walker, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Rachel Whiteread and Jeff Wall. Showing what Derrida’s work really ‘means’ in practice, this short guide makes this thinker’s complex work accessible to a wider public.

Applied Grammatology

Post(e)-Pedagogy from Jacques Derrida to Joseph Beuys

Author: Gregory L. Ulmer

Publisher: N.A


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 337

View: 2523


"Applied Grammatology offers a full, rigorous, and perceptive reading of my published work, from the earliest to the most recent. Gregory Ulmer's interpretation is at once subtle, faithful, and educational, and would be of immense use for this alone. It is, moreover, an original and path-breaking book whether discussing new art forms or the transformation of the pedagogical scene... I read this book with recognition and admiration."--Jacques Derrida.

Iris Murdoch: Texts and Contexts

Author: A. Rowe

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137271361

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 246

View: 8079


Using unpublished archive material, including correspondence and the many annotations Murdoch made to the books held in her Oxford library, this book offers fresh insights into Murdoch's work by placing it within a diversity of new contexts. It also reveals startling parallels between Murdoch's work and other literary and philosophical texts.

Deconstruction in a Nutshell

A Conversation with Jacques Derrida

Author: Jacques Derrida,John D. Caputo

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823217557

Category: Philosophy

Page: 215

View: 4988


The Roundtable is annotated by John D. Caputo, the David R. Cook Professor of Philosophy at Villanova University, who has supplied cross-references to Derrida's writings, where the reader may find further discussion on these topics. Professor Caputo has also supplied a commentary which elaborates the principal issues raised in the Roundtable.

Saussure's Philosophy of Language as Phenomenology

Undoing the Doctrine of the Course in General Linguistics

Author: Beata Stawarska

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019026635X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

View: 5950


This book draws on recent developments in research on Ferdinand de Saussure's general linguistics to challenge the structuralist doctrine associated with the posthumous Course in General Linguistics (1916) and to develop a new philosophical interpretation of Saussure's conception of language based solely on authentic source materials. This project follows two new editorial paradigms: 1. a critical re-examination of the 1916 Course in light of the relevant sources and 2. a reclamation of the historically authentic materials from Saussure's Nachlass, some of them recently discovered. In Stawarska's book, this editorial paradigm shift serves to expose the difficulties surrounding the official Saussurean doctrine with its sets of oppositional pairings: the signifier and the signified; la langue and la parole; synchrony and diachrony. The book therefore puts pressure not only on the validity of the posthumous editorial redaction of Saussure's course in general linguistics in the Course, but also on its structuralist and post-structuralist legacy within the works of Levi-Strauss, Lacan, and Derrida. Its constructive contribution consists in reclaiming the writings from Saussure's Nachlass in the service of a linguistic phenomenology, which intersects individual expression in the present with historically sedimented social conventions. Stawarska develops such a conception of language by engaging Saussure's own reflections with relevant writings by Hegel, Husserl, Roman Jakobson, and Merleau-Ponty. Finally, she enriches her philosophical critique with a detailed historical account of the material and institutional processes that led to the ghostwriting and legitimizing the Course as official Saussurean doctrine.