The young Derrida and French philosophy, 1945-1968

In this powerful study Edward Baring sheds fresh light on Jacques Derrida, one of the most influential yet controversial intellectuals of the twentieth century. Reading Derrida from a historical perspective and drawing on new archival sources, The Young Derrida and French Philosophy shows how Derrid...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Baring, Edward
Format: eBook
Published: Cambridge Cambridge University Press 2011
Series:Ideas in context
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Collection: Cambridge Books Online - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction
  • Humanist pretensions: Catholics, communists and Sartre's struggle for existentialism in postwar France
  • Derrida's "Christian" existentialism
  • Normalization: the École normale supérieure and Derrida's turn to Husserl
  • Genesis as a problem:Derrida reading Husserl
  • The God of mathematics: Derrida and the origin of geometry
  • A history of différance
  • L'ambiguité du concours: the deconstruction of commentary and interpretation in Speech and Phenomena
  • The ends of man: reading and writing at the ENS
  • Epilogue