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Points...: Interviews, 1974-1994 (Meridian: Crossing Aesthetics)

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This volume collects twenty-three interviews given over the course of the last two decades by Jacques Derrida. It illustrates the extraordinary breadth of his concerns, touching upon such subjects as the teaching of philosophy, sexual difference and feminine identity, the media, AIDS, language and translation, nationalism, politics, and Derrida's early life and the history ...more
Paperback, 516 pages
Published February 1st 1995 by Stanford University Press
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Egor Sofronov
Offered here is a proof of this writer's preternatural articulateness in spoken word, comprehensiveness of his responses, cogency and complexity of his thinking--the one that more than others accords with common sense, intuition, and presuppositions of a non-philosopher, a layman, who might perhaps have pondered some question or other one time, but who had been arrested at the first roadblock of aporia. Well, Derrida never stops, he goes farthest, at the very limit, and beyond, past every aporet ...more
Jacques Derrida: I suffer from it, yes, don't laugh, and I do everything I think possible or acceptable to escape from this trap. But someone in me must get some benefit from it: a certain relation. In order to explain this, it would be necessary to draw out some very ancient things from my history, and make them speak with others, very present, from a social or historical scene that I try to take into account. It is out of the question to analyze this "relation" while improvising in front of th ...more
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May be he (Derrida) is too smart, and I'm way too stupid...but all these interviews-as interesting as it may seems-cannot convey me the messages. There are a few relatively "easy" chapter of the book. But as a whole, I guess I can only change to the "read shelf" when I get more use to his philosophical project and -above all- his style. 20 years from now perhaps.....
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Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) 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 particula ...more
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