Derrida on Formal Logic : An Interpretive Essay
Derrida on Formal Logic: An Interpretive Essay develops the dominant themes in Jacques Derrida's texts on the principles of formal logic, especially identity and contradiction, as these themes emerged from Derrida's discussion of Joyce's Ulysses. For students of Derrida and his place as a critic of western metaphysics, the work provides a clear account and critical evaluation of implications drawn from Derrida's conclusions concerning the strength of formal logic.
- Hardback | 288 pages
- 152.4 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 612.35g
- 22 Aug 2011
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
Table of contents
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Introduction: The Question of Philosophy and Literature Chapter 3 Chapter 1. Ulysses, Language and the Transcendental Turn Chapter 4 Chapter 2. Ulysses and the Possibility of Metalanguage Chapter 5 Chapter 3. Unity: Necessity and Context Chapter 6 Chapter 4. Differance and Difference Chapter 7 Chapter 5. Fictive Worlds: Imagination and the Boundaries of Literary Language Chapter 8 Chapter 6. The Metaphysical Scope of the Imagination Chapter 9 Chapter 7. Reading, Rigor, Contradiction Chapter 10 Chapter 8. The Deployment of Logic: Critique Chapter 11 Chapter 9. The Redeployment of Logic: Play Chapter 12 Chapter 10. Imagination, Logic and Metaphysics
About David White
David A. White is adjunct associate professor of philosophy at DePaul University. His ten authored books include Logic and Ontology in Heidegger, The Turning Wheel: A Study of Contracts and Oaths in Wagner's Ring, Rhetoric and Reality in Plato's Phaedrus, and Philosophy for Kids.