Who Was Jacques Derrida? : An Intellectual Biography (Hardcover)

Author: Mikics, David

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"Who Was Jacques Derrida?" is the first intellectual biography of Derrida, the first full-scale appraisal of his career, his influence, and his philosophical roots. It is also the first attempt to define his crucial importance as the ambassador of "theory," the phenomenon that has had a profound influence on academic life in the humanities. Mikics lucidly and sensitively describes for the general reader Derrida''s deep connection to his Jewish roots. He succinctly defines his vision of philosophy as a discipline that resists psychology. While pointing out the flaws of that vision and Derrida''s betrayal of his most adamantly expounded beliefs, Mikics ultimately concludes that "Derrida was neither so brilliantly right nor so badly wrong as his enthusiasts and critics, respectively, claimed."

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Publisher Yale Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780300115420
SKU 211586494
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0300115423
Release Date 12/1/2009
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Book Format Hardcover
Number of Pages 0273
Publisher Yale University Press
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