The Ethics of Deconstruction

The Ethics of Deconstruction

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It is now widely accepted that The Ethics of Deconstruction was the first book to argue for the ethical turn in Derrida's work and to show as powerfully as possible how deconstruction has persuasive ethical consequences that were vital to our thinking through of questions of politics and democracy. Now reissued with three new appendices which restate as well as reflect upon and deepen the book's arguments, The Ethics of Deconstruction is undoubtedly the standard work in the field.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 156 x 230 x 26mm | 480.82g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0748612173
  • 9780748612178
  • 2,191,745

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The Ethics of Deconstruction has very many unusual merits. The text is both coherent and subtle in terrain where subtlety has often precluded coherence and vice versa...Critchley's familiarity with the work of his chosen thinkers is matched by a rare sensitivity to the complexity of their relationship with the philosophical tradition. "Written in an elegant, concise, andclear and yet - despite its scholarly rigor - pleasant style. Critchley'sattempt to retrace an ethical command within the text, and to avoidreducing deconstruction to mere edification certainly deserves praise andreadi "The hostility directed against deconstruction isusually in the name of ethical and political vales which are feared lost inthe spread of nihilism. Yet here we find a book in which the words'ethics' and 'deconstruction' sit happily together. It is to Si "The Ethics of Deconstruction continues the valuableproject of giving postmodern political, philosophical and literarydiscussion a context in the concrete realm of lived ethical experience.Critchley's knowledge of Derrida, Levinas and their common philoso The Ethics of Deconstruction has very many unusual merits. The text is both coherent and subtle in terrain where subtlety has often precluded coherence and vice versa...Critchley's familiarity with the work of his chosen thinkers is matched by a rare sensitivity to the complexity of their relationship with the philosophical tradition. "Written in an elegant, concise, andclear and yet - despite its scholarly rigor - pleasant style. Critchley'sattempt to retrace an ethical command within the text, and to avoidreducing deconstruction to mere edification certainly deserves praise andreadi "The hostility directed against deconstruction isusually in the name of ethical and political vales which are feared lost inthe spread of nihilism. Yet here we find a book in which the words'ethics' and 'deconstruction' sit happily together. It is to Si "The Ethics of Deconstruction continues the valuableproject of giving postmodern political, philosophical and literarydiscussion a context in the concrete realm of lived ethical experience.Critchley's knowledge of Derrida, Levinas and their common philososhow more

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