Derrida and the Writing of the Body by Dr Irwin Jones

By Dr Irwin Jones

Michel Foucault refers to 1965-1970 as, in philosophical phrases, 'the 5 short, impassioned, jubilant, enigmatic years'. This publication reinterprets Jacques Derrida's paintings from this era, such a lot particularly in L'Écriture et l. a. Différence (Writing and Difference), and argues transformation happens the following which has been marginalized in readings of his paintings up to now. Irwin follows with a glance at how the 'grammatological beginning' turns into an important for Derrida's paintings within the Seventies and past, incorporating considered one of his final readings of embodiment from 2000.

By drawing our awareness to the politics of wish and sexuality, this groundbreaking booklet engages with the paintings of key continental theorists, together with Artaud, Bataille, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Habermas and Cixous, when additionally analyzing Derrida's courting with Plato and feminist conception. it is going to attract a variety of readers in the social sciences and philosophy, fairly people with pursuits in gender and sexuality, social thought, continental inspiration, queer experiences and literary theory.

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