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A Companion to Derrida is the most comprehensive single volume reference work on the thought of Jacques Derrida. Leading scholars present a summary of his most important accomplishments across a broad range of subjects, and offer new assessments of these achievements. * The most comprehensive single volume reference work on the thought of Jacques Derrida, with contributions from highly prominent Derrida scholars * Unique focus on three major philosophical themes of metaphysics and epistemology; ethics, religion, and politics; and art and literature * Introduces the reader to the positions Derrida took in various areas of philosophy, as well as clarifying how derrideans interpret them in the present * Contributions present not only a summary of Derrida s most important accomplishments in relation to a wide range of disciplines, but also a new assessment of these accomplishments * Offers a greater understanding of how Derrida s work has fared since his death
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  • Hardback | 652 pages
  • 170 x 251 x 40mm | 1,300g
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chichester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • 1444332848
  • 9781444332841
  • 2,078,805

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A Companion to Derrida is the most comprehensive single volume reference work on the thought of Jacques Derrida. Although rooted in Derrida's contribution to the discipline in which he trained - philosophy - the volume is also of central interest to those whose primary engagement is with Derrida's impact on literature, psychoanalysis, art, religion, history, legal studies, political science, history, and sociology. The essays, contributed by the most prominent scholars of Derrida, present not only a summary of his most important accomplishments in relation to these disciplines, but also new, cutting-edge assessments of these achievements.

Derridean deconstruction has forced many disciplines into a process of self-examination; the new essays gathered within this collection also raise the question of what comes after deconstruction. They evaluate the novel possibilities of what the deconstructive strategies reveal and examine what they amount to. As a result, A Companion to Derrida both clearly offers new insights into Derrida's influence across a broad range of subjects, and a greater understanding of how Derrida's work has fared after Derrida.
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Table of contents

List of Abbreviations (Works by Derrida) ix Notes on Contributors xv Introduction 1 Zeynep Direk and Leonard Lawlor Part I Fundamental Themes and Concepts in Derrida s Thought 21 1 Truth in Derrida 23 Christopher Norris 2 A Certain Truth: Derrida s Transformation of the Kantian Heritage 42 Olivia Custer 3 Difference 57 Claire Colebrook 4 The Obscurity of Differance 72 Gary Gutting 5 Metaphor and Analogy in Derrida 89 Geoffrey Bennington 6 The Slow and Differentiated Machinations of Deconstructive Ethics 105 Kelly Oliver 7 Deconstruction 122 Leonard Lawlor 8 The Transcendental Claim of Deconstruction 132 Maxime Doyon 9 Writing the Violence of Time: Derrida Beyond the Deconstruction of Metaphysics 150 Bjorn Thorsteinsson 10 Derrida s Radical Atheism 166 Martin Hagglund 11 Play and Messianicity: The Question of Time and History in Derrida s Deconstruction 179 Francoise Dastur 12 I See Your Meaning and Raise the Stakes by a Signature: The Invention of Derrida s Work 194 Peggy Kamuf 13 An Immemorial Remainder: The Legacy of Derrida 207 Rodolphe Gasche Part II Derrida and ... 229 14 Derrida and Ancient Philosophy (Plato and Aristotle) 231 Michael Naas 15 There Is Neither Jew Nor Greek: The Strange Dialogue Between Levinas and Derrida 251 Robert Bernasconi 16 The Crystallization of the Impossible: Derrida and Merleau-Ponty at the Threshold of Phenomenology 269 Sabrina Aggleton 17 The Politics of Writing: Derrida and Althusser 287 Edward Baring 18 Derrida and Psychoanalysis 304 Elizabeth Rottenberg 19 Derrida and Barthes: Speculative Intrigues in Cinema, Photography, and Phenomenology 321 Louise Burchill 20 Derrida and de Man: Two Rhetorics of Deconstruction 345 J. Hillis Miller 21 Fraternal Politics and Maternal Auto-Immunity: Derrida, Feminism, and Ethnocentrism 362 Penelope Deutscher 22 Antigone as the White Fetish of Hegel and the Seductress of Derrida 378 Tina Chanter 23 Art s Work: Derrida and Artaud and Atlan 391 Andrew Benjamin 24 Heidegger and Derrida on Responsibility 412 Francois Raffoul 25 On Faith and the Holy in Heidegger and Derrida 430 Ben Vedder and Gert-Jan van der Heiden 26 Safe, Intact : Derrida, Nancy, and the Deconstruction of Christianity 447 Kas Saghafi 27 Derrida and the Trace of Religion 464 John D. Caputo 28 Derrida and Islamic Mysticism: An Undecidable Relationship 480 Recep Alpyadyl 29 Derrida and Education 490 Samir Haddad Part III Areas of Investigation 507 30 A Philosophy of Touching Between the Human and the Animal: The Animal Ethics of Jacques Derrida 509 Patrick Llored 31 Poetry, Animality, Derrida 524 Nicholas Royle 32 On Forgiveness and the Possibility of Reconciliation 537 Ann V. Murphy 33 Cosmopolitanism to Come: Derrida s Response to Globalization 550 Fred Evans 34 The Flipside of Violence, or Beyond the Thought of Good Enough 565 Leonard Lawlor 35 Derrida/Law: A Differend 581 Pierre Legrand Bibliography of Secondary Sources on Derrida 599 Index 605
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"This collection contains lucid and penetrating essays by a number of prominent scholars on the thought of Jacques Derrida. It not only provides an extraordinary exegesis on the fundamental concepts in Derrida's thought, but also places Derrida's work in a critical context. Without exaggeration, this volume is the most comprehensive and penetrating collection on the thought of Derrida to date."
--Peg Birmingham, DePaul University"This superb volume brings together some of Derrida's leading critics, commentators and interlocutors to provide a comprehensive overview of his work. The 35 chapters are a testament to the breadth and depth of Derrida's work and a helpful guide to his fundamental concepts and abiding concerns. This volume is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in Derrida."
--Paul Patton, University of New South Wales
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Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through researchers/faculty. (Choice, 1 March 2015)
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About Zeynep Direk

Zeynep Direk teaches contemporary philosophy and ethics at Koc University, Istanbul. She has written numerous essays in Contemporary European philosophy and edited 10 books in Turkish on Levinas, Derrida, Merleau-Ponty, and Sartre, in addition to editing collections of essays and journal issues on gender and race theory. Leonard Lawlor is Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Philosophy at Penn State University, USA. He is the author of several books including: Early Twentieth-Century Continental Philosophy (2011) and This is not Sufficient: An Essay on Animality and Human Nature in Derrida (2007). He is one of the co-editors and co-founders of the journal Chiasmi International: Trilingual Studies Concerning the Thought of Merleau-Ponty.
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