Jacques Derrida is one of the most influential and controversial philosophers of the last fifty years. Derrida on Deconstruction introduces and assesses:
- Derrida's life and the background to his philosophy
- the key themes of the critique of metaphysics, language and ethics that characterize his most widely read works
- the continuing importance of Derrida's work to philosophy.
This is a much-needed introduction for philosophy or humanities students undertaking courses on Derrida.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction: Derrida’s Life and the Background to His Philosophy 2. Metaphysics 3. Language: Sense and Meaning 4. Consciousness: Intentionality and Perception 5. Knowledge: Origin and Structure 6. Values: Ethics, Sovereignty, Humanism and Religion 7. Metaphor, Literature and Aesthetics 8. Towards a Definition of Deconstruction Bibliography
'Barry Stocker's guidebook achieves a great deal ... in a lucid prose that serves to demystify both Derrida and deconstruction ...' - A. Singh and M. Singamsetty, Metapsychology Online Reviews