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The ethics of deconstruction : Derrida and Levinas, Simon Critchley

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The ethics of deconstruction : Derrida and Levinas
Title
The ethics of deconstruction
Title remainder
Derrida and Levinas
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Simon Critchley
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"An expanded edition of the standard work in the field. Simon Critchley's The Ethics of Deconstruction, was originally published to great acclaim in 1992. It was his first book and the first to argue for the ethical turn in Derrida's work and to show as powerfully as possible how deconstruction has persuasive ethical consequences that are vital to our thinking through of questions of politics and democracy. Rather than being concerned with deconstruction in terms of the contradictions inherent in any text, an approach typical of the early Derrida and those in literary criticism aiming to extract a critical method for an application to literature, Critchley concerns himself with the philosophical context necessary for an understanding of deconstruction. Far from being some sort of value-free nihilism or textual free-play, Critchley showed the ethical demand that was driving Derrida's work. His claim was that Derrida's understanding of ethics has to be understood in relation to his lifelong engagement with the work of Emmanuel Levinas and the book lays out the fascinating details of their philosophical confrontation. A second expanded edition was published in 1999 by Edinburgh University Press. This third edition contains three new texts, and a new preface where Critchley reflects upon the origins, motivation and reception of The Ethics of Deconstruction"--
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1960-
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Critchley, Simon
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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  • Derrida, Jacques
  • Lévinas, Emmanuel
  • Deconstruction
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The ethics of deconstruction : Derrida and Levinas, Simon Critchley
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The ethics of deconstruction: the argument -- The problem of closure in Derrida -- Clôtural readings I: 'Bois', Derrida's final word on Levinas -- Clôtural readings II: wholly otherwise: Levinas's reading of Derrida -- A question of politics: the future of deconstruction -- Appendix 1. The ethics of deconstruction: an attempt at self-criticism -- Appendix 2. Habermas and Derrida get married -- Appendix 3. Emmanuel Levinas -- Appendix 4. Derrida: the reader -- Appendix 5. Leaving the climate of Heidegger's thinking -- Appendix 6. Five problems in Levinas's view of politics and the sketch of a solution to them
Control code
ocn864788169
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
xxi, 324 pages
Isbn
9780748689323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)864788169
Label
The ethics of deconstruction : Derrida and Levinas, Simon Critchley
Publication
Copyright
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
Contents
The ethics of deconstruction: the argument -- The problem of closure in Derrida -- Clôtural readings I: 'Bois', Derrida's final word on Levinas -- Clôtural readings II: wholly otherwise: Levinas's reading of Derrida -- A question of politics: the future of deconstruction -- Appendix 1. The ethics of deconstruction: an attempt at self-criticism -- Appendix 2. Habermas and Derrida get married -- Appendix 3. Emmanuel Levinas -- Appendix 4. Derrida: the reader -- Appendix 5. Leaving the climate of Heidegger's thinking -- Appendix 6. Five problems in Levinas's view of politics and the sketch of a solution to them
Control code
ocn864788169
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
Third edition.
Extent
xxi, 324 pages
Isbn
9780748689323
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)864788169

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