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An event, perhaps : a biography of Jacques Derrida, Peter Salmon

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An event, perhaps : a biography of Jacques Derrida
Title
An event, perhaps
Title remainder
a biography of Jacques Derrida
Statement of responsibility
Peter Salmon
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Who is Jacques Derrida? For some, he is the originator of a relativist philosophy responsible for the contemporary crisis of truth. For the far right, he is one of the architects of Cultural Marxism. To his academic critics, he reduced French philosophy to “little more than an object of ridicule.” For his fans, he is an intellectual rock star who ranged across literature, politics, and linguistics. In An Event, Perhaps, Peter Salmon presents this misunderstood and misappropriated figure as a deeply humane and urgent thinker for our times. Born in Algiers, the young Jackie was always an outsider. Despite his best efforts, he found it difficult to establish himself among the Paris intellectual milieu of the 1960s. However, in 1967, he changed the whole course of philosophy: outlining the central concepts of deconstruction. Immediately, his reputation as a complex and confounding thinker was established. Feted by some, abhorred by others, Derrida had an exhaustive breadth of interests but, as Salmon shows, was moved by a profound desire to understand how we engage with each other. It is a theme explored through Derrida’s intimate relationships with writers sucheven as Althusser, Genet, Lacan, Foucault, Cixous, and Kristeva. --
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Biography type
individual biography
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1955-
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Salmon, Peter
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Derrida, Jacques
Label
An event, perhaps : a biography of Jacques Derrida, Peter Salmon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1157351912
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781788732802
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1157351912
Label
An event, perhaps : a biography of Jacques Derrida, Peter Salmon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1157351912
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781788732802
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1157351912

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