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Deconstruction and Philosophy

The Texts of Jacques Derrida

This volume represents the first sustained effort to relate Derrida’s work to the Western philosophical tradition from Plato to Heidegger. Bringing together twelve essays by twelve leading Derridean philosophers and an important paper by Derrida previously unpublished in English, the collection retrieves the significance of deconstruction for philosophy.

224 pages | 5.875 x 9 | © 1987

Philosophy: Aesthetics

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Note on Translations
Introduction
1. Deconstruction and the Inscription of Philosophy
1. Infrastructures and Systematicity
Rodolphe Gasché
2. Philosophy Has Its Reasons . . .
Hugh J. Silverman
3. Destinerrance: The Apotropocalyptics of Translation
John P. Leavey, Jr.
2. Deconstruction and the History of Metaphysics
4. In Stalling Metaphysics: At the Threshold
Ruben Berezdivin
5. Doubling the Space of Existence: Exemplarity in Derrida—the Case of Rousseau
Irene E. Harvey
6. Regulations: Kant and Derrida at the End of Metaphysics
Stephen Watson
7. A Point of Almost Absolute Proximity to Hegel
John Llewelyn
3. Deconstruction and Phenomenology
8. The Economy of Signs in Husserl and Derrida: From Uselessness to Full Employment
John D. Caputo
9. The Perfect Future: A Note on Heidegger and Derrida
David Farrell Krell
10. Deconstruction and the Possibility of Ethics
Robert Bernasconi
4. Deconstruction—in Withdrawal?
11. Following Derrida
David Wood
12. Geschlecht II: Heidegger’s Hand
Jacques Derrida
Notes on Contributors
Index

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