Derrida And Autobiography by Robert SmithDerrida And Autobiography by Robert Smith

Derrida And Autobiography

byRobert Smith

Paperback | June 30, 1995

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The work of Jacques Derrida can be seen to reinvent most theories; here Robert Smith offers a reading of the philosophy of Derrida and an investigation of theories of autobiography. Smith argues that for Derrida autobiography is not so much a general condition of thought as a general condition of writing that mocks any self-centered finitude of living and dying. In this context, Smith thinks through Derrida's texts in a new way, and finds new perspectives to analyze classical writers including Hegel, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Freud and de Man.
Title:Derrida And AutobiographyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:212 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.47 inPublished:June 30, 1995Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521465818

ISBN - 13:9780521465816

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Table of Contents

Part I. The Book of Esther: 1. Incipit; 2. Pure reason, absolute knowledge, pure change; 3. Suffering: 4. His life story; Part II. Clarifying Autobiography: 5. Worstward ho: some recent theories; 6. Labyrinths; Part III. The Book of Zoë: 7. auto; 8. bio; 9. graphy.