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Deconstruction in Context

Literature and Philosophy

"There is no rigorous and effective deconstruction without the faithful memory of philosophies and literatures, without the respectful and competent reading of texts of the past, as well as singular works of our own time. Deconstruction is also a certain thinking about tradition and context. Mark Taylor evokes this with great clarity in the course of a remarkable introduction. He reconstitutes a set of premises without which no deconstruction could have seen the light of  day." – Jacques Derrida

"This invaluable philosophical sampler brings together many of the threads out of which deconstruction is woven. taylor’s anthology does not make deconstruction easy; much more usefully, it provides a meticulous guide to the sources – and significance – of the difficulties. – Barbara E. Johnson

"The book will be of great value as a set of readings with authoritative explanation for all those interested in the current relations of literature and philosophy. It is the best book of its kind I know. – J. Hillis Miller, Yale University

See Mark Taylor’s website.

454 pages | 6.00 x 9.00 | © 1986

Philosophy: Aesthetics

Religion: Philosophy of Religion, Theology, and Ethics

Table of Contents


Introduction: System ... Structure ... Difference ... Other
Mark C. Taylor

Critique of Judgement
Immanuel Kant

Phenomenology of Spirit
G. W. F. Hegel

Introduction to the Reading of Hegel
Alexandre Kojéve

Edmund Husserl

Course in General Linguisitcs
Ferdinand de Saussure

Concluding Unscientific Postscript
Soren Kierkegaard

The Will to Power
Freidrich Nietzsche

On Truth and Lie in an Extra-Moral Sense
Friedrich Nietzsche

Philosophical Investigations
Ludwig Wittgenstein

The End of Philosophy and the Task of Thinking
Martin Heidegger

Being and Nothingness
Jean-Paul Sartre

The Visible and the Invisible
Maurice Merleau-Ponty

The Trace of the Other
Emmanuel Levinas

The Notion of Expenditure
Georges Bataille

The Labyrinth
Georges Bataille

The Abscence of the Book
Maurice Blanchot

Jacques Derrida


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