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Derrida in 90 Minutes (Philosophers in 90 Minutes)

3.03 of 5 stars 3.03  ·  rating details  ·  34 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Each of these little books is witty and dramatic and creates a sense of time, place, and character....I cannot think of a better way to introduce oneself and one s friends to Western civilization. Katherine A. Powers, Boston Globe. Well-written, clear and informed, they have a breezy wit about them....I find them hard to stop reading. Richard Bernstein, New York Times. Wit ...more
Paperback, 93 pages
Published November 10th 2000 by Ivan R. Dee Publisher (first published January 1st 2000)
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ستایش  دشتی
کتاب خیلی خیلی خوبی بود. بیان نظریات دریدا در بستر تاریخی و مقایسه‌ش با هم‌عصرها و هم‌نظرهاش مثل فوکو، بارت و ویتگنشتاین بسیار خوب و مفید بود. نثر نویسنده روان و شفاف بود و طنزی هم داشت که مخاطبی که آكادمیک فلسفه نخونده رو به خودش جذب می‌کرد. ترجمهٔ روانی هم داشت ولی نیاز به ذکر ترم‌هایی که ترجمه‌شون کرده بود؛ مثل فراشد احساس می‌شد. مشتاق شدم باقی‌ش رو هم بخونم.
هرچند، قسمت‌هایی رو عملاً نفهمیدم و این ضعف کتابه، چون فهمیدن مفاهیمی مثل حضور استعلایی متافیزیک غرب نیاز به پشتوانهٔ فلسفی قابل‌توجهی د
Daniel Gualtieri
I wasn't particularly impressed by this book... though Derrida is inherently difficult to understand, I felt that the author's understanding was flawed and overly simplistic in many ways. The historical information was very helpful, though.
Tylor Lovins
Derrida in 90 Minutes by Paul Strathern is probably one of the most narcissistic and shamelessly careless books I have ever read.

More like 40 minutes tops. More substance and a more sympathetic author would have helped.
If only...
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Paul Strathern (born 1940) is a British writer and academic. He was born in London, and studied at Trinity College, Dublin, after which he served in the Merchant Navy over a period of two years. He then lived on a Greek island. In 1966 he travelled overland to India and the Himalayas. His novel A Season in Abyssinia won a Somerset Maugham Award in 1972.

Besides five novels, he has also written nume
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