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Derrida and the Political

ISBN 9780415109673
Published December 4, 1996 by Routledge
192 Pages

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Book Description

Jacques Derrida, one of the most influential, controversial and complex thinkers of our time, has come to be at the centre of many political debates. This is the first book to consider the political implications of Derrida's deconstruction. It is a timely response both to Derrida's own recent shift towards thinking about the political, and to the political focus of contemparary Continental philosophy.
Richard Beardsworth's study, Derrida and the Political, locates a way of thinking about deconstruction using the tools of political philosophy. Richard Beardsworth has provided students of philosophy, politics and critical theory with a thought-provoking, upper level introduction to Derrida'a work as a political theorist.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 From Language to Law, an Opening onto Judgement, Saussure, Kafka, Derrida; Chapter 2 The Political Limit of Logic and the Promise of Democracy, Kant, Hegel, Derrida; Chapter 3 Aporia of Time, Aporia of Law, Heidegger, Levinas, Derrida;

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Richard Beardsworth is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Literature at the American University of Paris.