The Essential Derrida

The Essential Derrida

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Derrida is the last in the long tradition of recalcitrant French intellectuals, stretching from Rousseau, through Sartre, to Foucault. Typically, he disagrees with all his predecessors. His close philosophical scrutiny led him to formulate the notion of "deconstruction". According to Derrida, this "should seek a new investigation of responsibility, questioning the codes inherited from ethics and politics". "The Virgin Philosophers Series" covers the lives and ideas of the major philosophers. Author Paul Strathern highlights the major advances in philosophy, as well as the men who conceived them and the times in which they lived. Containing quotes, insights and anecdotes, the aim of the series is to clarify the mysteries of philosophy for the general reader.show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 104 x 170 x 6mm | 18.14g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0753507854
  • 9780753507858

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About Paul Strathern

Paul Strathern is a professional writer, a former Somerset Maugham prize winner and author of five novels, as well as biographies and travel books. As a university lecturer, he taught philosophy, but also mathematics and modern Italian poetry.show more

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