How to Read Derrida

How to Read Derrida An idiosyncratic and highly controversial French philosopher Jacques Derrida inspired profound changes in disciplines as diverse as law anthropology literature and architecture In Derrida s view t

  • Title: How to Read Derrida
  • Author: Penelope Deutscher Simon Critchley
  • ISBN: 9780393328790
  • Page: 129
  • Format: Paperback
  • An idiosyncratic and highly controversial French philosopher, Jacques Derrida inspired profound changes in disciplines as diverse as law, anthropology, literature and architecture In Derrida s view, texts and contexts are woven with inconsistencies and blindspots, which provide us with a chance to think in new ways about, among other things, language, community, identityAn idiosyncratic and highly controversial French philosopher, Jacques Derrida inspired profound changes in disciplines as diverse as law, anthropology, literature and architecture In Derrida s view, texts and contexts are woven with inconsistencies and blindspots, which provide us with a chance to think in new ways about, among other things, language, community, identity and forgiveness Derrida s suggestions for how to read lead to a new vision of ethics and a new concept of responsibility.Penelope Deutscher discusses extracts from the full range of Derrida s work, including Of Grammatology, Dissemination, Limited Inc, The Other Heading Reflections on Europe, Monolinguism of the Other, Given Time, and Force of Law.

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    1. ‘There is nothing outside the text’Much like an introductory lecture for a new course, How to Read Derrida serves as an engaging, general overview of the many ideas examined by the great French philosopher Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) for those who will proceed into the actual works and words of the man. The final bit of that sentence is of utmost importance, as the nature of Derrida’s works makes it crucial to tackle the actual documents head on in order to reach for a more proper understa [...]

    2. گروه سه نفری مشهور افلاطون، روسوو سوسور که دریدا معمولا به آنها اشاره می کند هر سه درگیر مساله ناب بودن هستند: نظام زبانی ناب، که آلوده نوشتار نباشد،یا طبیعتی ناب ، که آلوده فرهنگ نباشد، و صورت های ایده آل و نابی که خاص انسان باشندناب بودن یعنی رخدادی که به صورتی ناب پیش بینی ن [...]

    3. کتابی درخشان از یک سری درخشان. شرح روشنگرانه‌ای از مفاهیم نویافته یا برساخته‌ی دریدا که نبوغ او را به رخ خواننده می‌‌کشد؛ مفاهیمی چون واسازی یا دیفرانس. ترجمه هم خوب است و باری بر دوش متن نیست

    4. I have read some late Derrida, so I picked up this book to help me with his early work on language, writing, and speech, which I have always been hesitant to approach at all. This book was helpful in giving me more footing to begin from, but the examples used to explain Derrida were really uninteresting (for example, using gay marriage to discuss Derrida's approach to law and justice).Deutscher writes clearly but without the energy or enthusiasm that made 'How to Read Wittgenstein' so much fun.

    5. A great introduction to one of the most influential and most interesting philosophers of the late twentieth century. Clear and concise. This is the place to start if you want to start learning what Derrida is about.

    6. Much clearer than Glendinning's book on Derrida in Oxford Library's "Very Short Introductions" series. However, for a thorough, introductory understanding of Derrida I'd suggest that one read Deutscher's volume and then follow with Glendinning's. Both are excellent.

    7. This excellent little book operates by means of presenting 10 chapters each of which begins with a quote from Derrida and then commenting on its meaning and relationship to the larger body of his work. The chapters are entitled things like "Mourning and Hospitality," "The Context of Communication," and "Giving and Forgiving."Here is an approach to Derrida that is not as twisted and turgid as Derrida himself but focuses, as Derrida did, on lasting issues in the philosophical journey that are not [...]

    8. Penelope deutscher offers a relative easy and clear introduction to the deconstructive theory of Jacques Derrida.

    9. Derrida coined the term deconstructionism. He is very difficult to read and this book really helps. The authors presents ten of Derrida's ideas and discuss each idea. Here's an example of how I think the authors think about how Derrida thinks.Derrida wants to turn Western Philosophy on its head. In terms of origins, Western Philosophy began with God as the origin, I.e "Where does meaning come from?" Early thinkers posited that God created meaning by creating Man. In the 19th century thinkers (Ma [...]

    10. I read this book as Derrida features anecdotally in my dissertation and I knew nothing about deconstruction. I found this synopsis of Derrida's work to be clear and concise. Deutscher lays out some of the main concepts in Derrida's work alongside excerpts from the man himself as well as some brief mentions of some of the criticism of Derrida's work (although I would have liked these elements to be engaged with a little more seriously.)In the main though, this is a very good place for a deconstru [...]

    11. Fine quick introduction to key points in Derrida's thought and its evolution. The selections chosen from Derrida to open the chapters aren't esepcially exciting, but Deutscher's expositions really don't rely on them. A good place to start if you've only heard of Derrida and are aware of his contested place in late 20th-c. thought.

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