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  • Adieu to Emmanuel Levinas

    By Jacques Derrida

    Our Price: $24.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780804732758
    • Publisher: Stanford University Press
    • Published: August 1999
    In this book, Derrida extends his work on Levinas in previously unexplored directions via a radical rereading of Totality and Infinity and other texts, including the lesser known talmudic readings. He argues that Levinas, especially in Totality and Infinity, bequeaths to us an "immense treatise of hospitality," a meditation on the welcome offered to the other. The conjunction of au ethics of pure prescription with the idea of an infinite and absolute hospitality confronts us with the most pressing political, juridical, and institutional concerns of our time. What, then, is an ethics and what is a politics of hospitality? And what, if it ever is, would be a hospitality surpassing any ethics and any politics we know?
  • Body Of Prayer Written Words Voices

    By David Shapiro

    Our Price: $25.00
    • Format: Wrappers
    • ISBN-13: 9789112498912
    • Publisher: The Irwin S. Chanin Union For The Advancement Of Science & Art
    Slim 8vo. Some wear to extremeties of wrappers. VG in wrappers.
  • Dissemination (Continuum Impacts)

    By Jacques Derrida

    Our Price: $26.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780826476968
    • Publisher: Continuum
    • Published: December 2004
    The notorious French philosopher, literary critic and film star(!) First translated in 1983, Dissemination contains three of Derrida's most central and seminal works: 'Plato's Pharmacy', 'The Double Session' and 'Dissemination'.
  • Jacques Derrida

    By Geoffrey Bennington

    Our Price: $38.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780226042626
    • Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
    • Published: June 1999
    This extraordinary book offers a clear and compelling biography of Jacques Derrida along with one of Derrida's strangest and most unexpected texts. Geoffrey Bennington's account of Derrida leads the reader through the philosopher's familiar yet widely misunderstood work on language and writing to the less familiar themes of signature, sexual difference, law, and affirmation. In an unusual and unprecedented "dialogue," Derrida responds to Bennington's text by interweaving Bennington's text with surprising and disruptive "periphrases." Truly original, this dual and dueling text opens new dimensions in Derrida's thought and work."Bennington is a shrewd and well-informed commentator whose book should do something to convince the skeptics . . . that Jacques Derrida's work merits serious attention."—Christopher Norris, New Statesman & Society"Geoffrey Bennington and Jacques Derrida have presented a fascinating example of what might be called post-structuralist autobiography."—Laurie Volpe, French Review"Bennington's account of what Derrida is up to is better in almost all respects—more intelligent, more plausible, more readable, and less pretentious—than any other I have read."—Richard Rorty, Contemporary Literature
  • Memoires for Paul de Man (Revised Edition)

    By Jacques Derrida

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780231062336
    • Publisher: Columbia University Press
    • Published: April 1989
  • Of Spirit: Heidegger and the Question

    By Jacques Derrida

    Our Price: $21.00
    • ISBN-13: 9780226504148
    • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • On the Name

    By Jacques Derrida

    Our Price: $80.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780804725545
    • Publisher: Stanford University Press
    • Published: August 1995
    "A major new book by Derrida that represents his most recent thinking, and includes landmark readings of Plato and the German poet-mystic Angelus Silesius. The essays are wonderfully rich and provocative, and, in spite of their apparent diversity of topic, are bound together as three ways of approaching the problematic of naming and speaking of something that exceeds 'isness.' " --J. Hillis Miller, University of California, Irvine
  • Points . . . : Interviews, 1974-1994

    By Jacques Derrida

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780804724883
    • Publisher: Stanford University Press
    • Published: March 1995
    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 of his writings.
  • Points...: Interviews, 1974-1994

    By Jacques Derrida

    Our Price: $105.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780804723954
    • Publisher: Stanford University Press
    • Published: February 1995
  • Psyche: Inventions of the Other, Volume 2

    By Jacques Derrida

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780804757676
    • Publisher: Stanford University Press
    • Published: February 2008
    In the first volume of this series, readers were given their first contact in English with 16 of Derrida's 28 essays on sexual difference, politics, architecture, negative theology, war, nationalism and religion. In this concluding set of 12 articles Derrida focuses on his relationship with thinkers ranging from Kant to Shakespeare. This collection includes Derrida's seminal work on sexual and ontological difference along with its corollary on Heidegger, admiring reflections on Nelson Mandela and Peter Eisenman, the role of madness in architecture, two fascinating essays on the creation and use of aphorisms, a wry guide on how to avoid speaking, a treatment of the concept of désistance, and a lyrical description on the concept of "yes." The final essay, "Interpretations at War: Kant, the Jew, the German" is likely to become one of the most often cited in this collection. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • Signature Derrida

    By Jacques Derrida

    Our Price: $32.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780226924540
    • Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
    • Published: April 2013
  • Sovereignties In Question: The Poetics of Paul Celan

    By Jacques Derrida

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780823224388
    • Publisher: Fordham University Press
    • Published: October 2005
    This collection of five essays reflects encounters between one of the most influential philosophers of the later twentieth century and the poet who probably most clearly reflects the European experience of the time. Derrida's commentary on Celan's poetics ranges from 1986 to 2003, serving as application of several of Derrida's key ideas to the texts. Derrida explores the signature and its singularity, the trace, temporal structures of futurity and what is "to come," the multiplicity of language and questions of translation, speech acts such as testimony and promising as well as lying, the nature of the impossible and the question of the poem as speaking for the wholly other, beyond knowledge. Always challenging, Derrida's essays reflect his growing maturity and confidence in his themes across the last twenty years or so of his life, and in essence reveal his increasing commitment to responsibility. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • The Other Heading: Reflections on Today's Europe (Studies in Continental Thought)

    By Jacques Derrida

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    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780253316936
    • Publisher: Indiana University Press
    • Published: June 1992
    Prompted by the unification of Europe in 1992 and by recent events in Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, Jacques Derrida begins this compelling essay on contemporary world politics with the issue of European identity. What, he asks, is Europe? How has Europe traditionally been defined and how is the current world situation changing that definition? Might the prospects of a New Europe demand not only a new definition of European identity but also a new way of thinking identity itself?Like a navigator, Derrida sets out from a Europe that has always defined itself as the capital of culture, the headland of thought, in whose name and for whose benefit exploration of other lands, other peoples, and other ways of thinking has been carried out. If such Eurocentric biases are not to be repeated, Derrida warns, the question of Europe must be asked in a new way; it must be asked by recalling another heading. Not only is it necessary for Europe to be responsible for the other, but its own identity is actually constituted by the other. Rejecting the easy or programmatic solutions of Euruocentrism or anti-Eurocentrism, of total unification or complete dispersion, Derrida argues for the necessity of working with and from the Enlightenment values of liberal democracy while at the same time recalling that these values do not themselves ensure respect for the other.Navigating in and through texts of Marx, Husserl, and especially Valery, Derrida seeks a redefinition of European identity that includes respect both for difference and for universal values. The Other Heading appeals eloquently for a sustained effort at thinking through the complexity along with the multiple dangers and opportunities of the contemporary world situation without resorting to easy or hasty solutions.
  • The Work of Mourning

    By Jacques Derrida

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    • ISBN-13: 9780226502496
    • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
    Jacques Derrida is, in the words of the New York Times, "perhaps the world's most famous philosopher--if not the only famous philosopher." He often provokes controversy as soon as his name is mentioned. But he also inspires the respect that comes from an illustrious career, and, among many who were his colleagues and peers, he inspired friendship. The Work of Mourning is a collection that honors those friendships in the wake of passing. Gathered here are texts--letters of condolence, memorial essays, eulogies, funeral orations--written after the deaths of well-known figures: Roland Barthes, Paul de Man, Michel Foucault, Louis Althusser, Edmond Jabès, Louis Marin, Sarah Kofman, Gilles Deleuze, Emmanuel Levinas, Jean-François Lyotard, Max Loreau, Jean-Marie Benoist, Joseph Riddel, and Michel Servière. With his words, Derrida bears witness to the singularity of a friendship and to the absolute uniqueness of each relationship. In each case, he is acutely aware of the questions of tact, taste, and ethical responsibility involved in speaking of the dead--the risks of using the occasion for one's own purposes, political calculation, personal vendetta, and the expiation of guilt. More than a collection of memorial addresses, this volume sheds light not only on Derrida's relation to some of the most prominent French thinkers of the past quarter century but also on some of the most important themes of Derrida's entire oeuvre-mourning, the "gift of death," time, memory, and friendship itself. "In his rapt attention to his subjects' work and their influence upon him, the book also offers a hesitant and tangential retelling of Derrida's own life in French philosophical history. There are illuminating and playful anecdotes--how Lyotard led Derrida to begin using a word-processor; how Paul de Man talked knowledgeably of jazz with Derrida's son. Anyone who still thinks that Derrida is a facetious punster will find such resentful prejudice unable to survive a reading of this beautiful work."--Steven Poole, Guardian "Strikingly simpa meditations on friendship, on shared vocations and avocations and on philosophy and history."--Publishers Weekly
  • Typography: Mimesis, Philosophy, Politics

    By Phillippe Lacoue-Labarthe

    Our Price: $40.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780674917002
    • Publisher: Harvard University Press
    • Published: September 1989
    Essays discuss mimesis, subjectivity, and representation in philosophical thought from Plato to Heidegger

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