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Philosophy of Derrida (Continental European Philosophy)

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For more than forty years Jacques Derrida unsettled and challenged the presumptions underlying our most fundamental philosophical, political, and ethical conventions. In The Philosophy of Derrida, Mark Dooley and Liam Kavanagh provide a succinct overview of his core philosophical ideas and a balanced appraisal of their lasting impact. The authors' analysis of Derrida's ...more
Paperback, 176 pages
Published February 21st 2007 by McGill-Queen's University Press (first published November 1st 2006)
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i have never read derrida and know little of the controversial positions it is said he takes. i understand his own prose has a tendency to opacity, to jargon, but then i like neologisms and perhaps he is cursed through decadent descendants- certainly this work makes him sound clear, clear and misunderstood.

from the vitriol i have read against his work, if there is ever a case to illustrate how impassioned in denunciation our rational philosophers get… this sounds impossible to top. this is only
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Mark Dooley is an Irish philosopher, writer, journalist, public speaker and academic. He is also a regular radio broadcaster and guest of TV shows, and has in addition served as a speech writer. He has led a journalistic and an academic career simultaneously. He is a specialist of continental philosophy, philosophy of religion and theology. He wrote a study of Søren Kierkegaard's ethical, ...more
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