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Jacques Derrida: A Biography

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At the time of his death in 2004, Jacques Derrida was arguably the most influential and the most controversial thinker in contemporary philosophy. Deconstruction, the movement that he founded, has received as much criticism as admiration and provoked one of the most contentious philosophical debates of the twentieth century. Jacques Derrida: A Biography offers for the firs ...more
Published June 23rd 2006 by Bloomsbury Academic (first published May 24th 2006)
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For his part, Derrida does not fear immigration, but he fears the kinds of fear that immigration raises in people.

Jason Powell provides less a biography than a critical bibliography, offering thumbnails and outlines of the themes and discourses of most of Derrida's published effort. There are no interviews nor excerpted letters. There is consequently a blind spot concerning the philosopher's personal life. Perhaps the omission is of benefit. One recalls Heidegger on Aristotle, he was born, he th
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