In the Margins of Deconstruction

In the Margins of Deconstruction

The first part of the title of this book “In the Margins of Deconstruction...” is based on the assumption that deconstruction has its own, sometimes autobiographical, margins which, although never fully ...

Author: M.C. Srajek

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401151986

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Although this book is a study of the work of Emmanuel Levinas and Jacques Derrida, it would be mistaken to refer to it as a comparison. The book develops a framework which might aide the reader of Levinas and Derrida in determining the scope and significance of their respective projects as far as a discourse of the sacred is concerned. It does so by emphasizing their status as philosophers whose thought correlates but does not compare. Within this correlation, without obscuring either their differences or similarities, we can see a common framework that consists of the following elements. First, it is clear from what and how Derrida and Levinas have written that the general import of their work lies in the area of ethics. However, in many ways it would be justifiable to say that their work is not about ethics at all. Neither of them proposes a moral theory; neither is interested in discussing the question of values vs. social norms, duty vs. virtue and other issues that might pertain to the area of ethics. To be sure, these issues do come up in their work, yet they are treated in a peculiarly different way. For Derrida and Levinas, ethics is not so much an inquiry into the problems of right and wrong but an inquiry into the problem of the ethical constitutedness of human beings.
Categories: Philosophy

Posthumanism and Deconstructing Arguments

Posthumanism and Deconstructing Arguments

In turn, the reader is less likely to be aware that a stray signifier at the margins is snagging at the structure of the text, troubling its intended meaning. One premise of deconstruction is that it is through the marginalisation of ...

Author: Kieran O'Halloran

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317223801

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 354

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Posthumanism and Deconstructing Arguments: Corpora and Digitally-driven Critical Analysis presents a new and practical approach in Critical Discourse Studies. Providing a data-driven and ethically-based method for the examination of arguments in the public sphere, this ground-breaking book: Highlights how the reader can evaluate arguments from points of view other than their own; Demonstrates how digital tools can be used to generate ‘ethical subjectivities’ from large numbers of dissenting voices on the world-wide-web; Draws on ideas from posthumanist philosophy as well as from Jacques Derrida, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari for theorising these subjectivities; Showcases a critical deconstructive approach, using different corpus linguistic programs such as AntConc, WMatrix and Sketchengine. Posthumanism and Deconstructing Arguments is essential reading for lecturers and researchers with an interest in critical discourse studies, critical thinking, corpus linguistics and digital humanities.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Margins of Philosophy

Margins of Philosophy

"In this densely imbricated volume Derrida pursues his devoted, relentless dismantling of the philosophical tradition, the tradition of Plato, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger—each dealt with in one or more of the essays.

Author: Jacques Derrida

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226143260

Category: Philosophy

Page: 364

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"In this densely imbricated volume Derrida pursues his devoted, relentless dismantling of the philosophical tradition, the tradition of Plato, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger—each dealt with in one or more of the essays. There are essays too on linguistics (Saussure, Benveniste, Austin) and on the nature of metaphor ("White Mythology"), the latter with important implications for literary theory. Derrida is fully in control of a dazzling stylistic register in this book—a source of true illumination for those prepared to follow his arduous path. Bass is a superb translator and annotator. His notes on the multilingual allusions and puns are a great service."—Alexander Gelley, Library Journal
Categories: Philosophy



If deconstruction is interested in the instability of the margin it is not out of a perverse love of the marginal as such but because these defective cornerstones ' demonstrate the unstable condition of the text in general .

Author: Martin McQuillan

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415936888

Category: Philosophy

Page: 630

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First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Philosophy

Deconstruction and the Possibility of Justice

Deconstruction and the Possibility of Justice

There is a sense in which classic price theory is already attuned to deconstruction's program of bringing the margin back into the center . Yet the margin I want to identify is at the margin of these margins .

Author: Drucilla Cornell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134935154

Category: Philosophy

Page: 420

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First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Philosophy

Beyond Presentism

Beyond  Presentism

But first, let us turn toward the textual margins of deconstruction with a letter—Derrida's “Letter to a Japanese Friend.” ADDRESSING A LETTER: THE SUBJECT OF DECONSTRUCTION I would say that the difficulty of defining and therefore also ...


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789460910012

Category: Education

Page: 168

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"Precisely titled, this powerful collection constitutes a “chronotope,” an erudite enactment of interstices within and among historical time, spiritual place, and political culture, a recollection focused forward to those “hybrid” generations (in Canadian classrooms) whose frontier is haunted by forts populated by not always their ancestors, inscribed in their national, regional, aboriginal identities. Homophobic, hygienic, the curriculum is always already inhabited by the language of the Other, propelling us toward “post-post” being, forested in difference, rooted in images, refracted through mirrors and windows. In constructing this crucial collage of decolonization, the contributors summon us to study with them the place we inhabit." WILLIAM F. PINAR, Professor and Canada Research Chair, Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy, University Of British Columbia, Canada
Categories: Education

The Voiding of Being

The Voiding of Being

Nevertheless, when one tried to jostle one's way to the margins in the heyday of deconstruction, one was amazed to meet only crowds. The center was empty, the margins were crowded. You might say school was out.

Author: William Desmond

Publisher: Studies in Philosophy & the Hi

ISBN: 9780813232485

Category: Philosophy

Page: 313

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"The author amplifies important themes in the unfolding of modern metaphysics, exploring diverse aspects of current skepticism and offering a defense in terms of his metaxological metaphysics. Along the way he engages both the long tradition and more modern writers, such as Heidegger and Marion"--
Categories: Philosophy

Preaching Words

Preaching Words

Deconstruction is a decentering form of critique, showing how an excluded other (a term, person, idea, or reference) is, in fact, present between the lines or in the margins of texts, cultures, and societies.

Author: John S. McClure

Publisher: Presbyterian Publishing Corp

ISBN: 9780664230135

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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John McClure'sPreaching Wordshighlights the most important ideas in homiletics and preaching, offering short explanations of these ideas, what scholars of preaching are saying about them, and how they can help in today's preaching. Topics range from elements of the sermon (introduction, body, and conclusion) to aspects of delivery, types of preaching in different Christian traditions, and theories of preaching.
Categories: Religion

Deconstructing Zionism

Deconstructing Zionism

Being Discharged at the Margins of Political Zionism Santiago Zabala The point is not simply to scatter geographically, but to derive a set of principles from scattered existence that can serve a new conception of political justice.

Author: Gianni Vattimo

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781441115560

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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This volume in the Political Theory and Contemporary Philosophy series provides a political and philosophical critique of Zionism. While other nationalisms seem to have adapted to twenty-first century realities and shifting notions of state and nation, Zionism has largely remained tethered to a nineteenth century mentality, including the glorification of the state as the only means of expressing the spirit of the people. These essays, contributed by eminent international thinkers including Slavoj Zizek, Luce Irigaray, Judith Butler, Gianni Vattimo, Walter Mignolo, Marc Ellis, and others, deconstruct the political-metaphysical myths that are the framework for the existence of Israel.Collectively, they offer a multifaceted critique of the metaphysical, theological, and onto-political grounds of the Zionist project and the economic, geopolitical, and cultural outcomes of these foundations. A significant contribution to the debates surrounding the state of Israel today, this groundbreaking work will appeal to anyone interested in political theory, philosophy, Jewish thought, and the Middle East conflict.
Categories: Political Science

Jean Luc Nancy and the Question of Community

Jean Luc Nancy and the Question of Community

It is differance, claims Derrida, and in the following quotation from Margins ofPhilosophy he explains his central ... this reminder of Derridean concepts nevertheless reveals the philosophical stakes of deconstruction.15 The presence ...

Author: Ignaas Devisch

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441165626

Category: Philosophy

Page: 273

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This book remedies a gap in the on-going debate on community by a transparent and thorough analysis of the work of French philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy.
Categories: Philosophy