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Psyche: Inventions of the Other, Volume I

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Psyche: Inventions of the Other is the first publication in English of the twenty-eight essay collection Jacques Derrida published in two volumes in 1998 and 2003. In Volume I, Derrida advances his reflection on many topics: psychoanalysis, theater, translation, literature, representation, racism, and nuclear war, among others. The essays in this volume also carry on Derri ...more
Paperback, 460 pages
Published August 1st 2007 by Stanford University Press (first published 1987)
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Nov 05, 2007 Ryan rated it really liked it
This is an interesting study about how we "invent" the other. Helps to read alongside Levinas and Husserl.
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Jacques Derrida was the founder of “deconstruction,” a way of criticizing not only both literary and philosophical texts but also political institutions. Although Derrida at times expressed regret concerning the fate of the word “deconstruction,” its popularity indicates the wide-ranging influence of his thought, in philosophy, in literary criticism and theory, in art and, in particular, ...more
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