1st Edition

Jacques Derrida
Key Concepts

Edited By

Claire Colebrook

ISBN 9781844655908
Published November 18, 2014 by Routledge
200 Pages

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Book Description

Jacques Derrida: Key Concepts presents a broad overview and engagement with the full range of Derrida's work - from the early phenomenological thinking to his preoccupations with key themes, such as technology, psychoanalysis, friendship, Marxism, racism and sexism, to his ethico-political writings and his deconstruction of democracy. Presenting both an examination of the key concepts central to his thinking and a broader study of how that thinking shifted over a lifetime, the book offers the reader a clear, systematic and fresh examination of the astounding breadth of Derrida's philosophy.

Table of Contents

1. Jacques Derrida: A Biographical Note Mauro Senatore  2. The Auto-bio-thanato-heterographical Maebh Long  3. Supplement Robert Bernasconi  4. Suspension Anne C. McCarthy  5. Religion Kevin Hart  6. Ecology Timothy Morton  7. Ethics: an (ir)responsibility Nicole Anderson  8. Teletechnology Robert Briggs  9. Friendship Samir Haddad  10. Sexual Immunities and the Sexual Sovereign Penelope Deutscher  11. Democracy and Sovereignty Alex Thomson  12. On Time, and Temporisation; on Temporalisation and History Joanna Hodge  13. When It Comes to Mourning Michael Naas  14. Race Claire Colebrook  15. Auto-Affection Leonard Lawlor  16. Literature Jeffrey T. Nealon  17. Politics Niall Lucy  18. Reading: Derrida and the Non-Future Tom Cohen.  Index

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Claire Colebrook is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of English at Pennsylvania State University, USA.  Her books include Gilles Deleuze (Routledge, 2002), Irony in the Work of Philosophy (2002), Irony (Routledge, 2004), and William Blake and Digital Aesthetics (2011). She is co-author (with Tom Cohen and J. Hillis Miller) of Theory and the Disappearing Future (Routledge, 2011).