Derrida's Deconstruction of the Subject: Writing, Self and Other: Writing, self and other by Thea BellouDerrida's Deconstruction of the Subject: Writing, Self and Other: Writing, self and other by Thea Bellou

Derrida's Deconstruction of the Subject: Writing, Self and Other: Writing, self and other

byThea Bellou

Paperback | October 7, 2013

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Derrida is one of the most influential, controversial and complex thinkers. The book offers a critical evaluation of deconstruction by focusing on the problematic of writing, self and other in the thought of Derrida. It examines how these concepts relate to one another in order to analyse systematically the influence that the concept of alterity has had in deconstructing a certain idea of subjectivity in Western metaphysics.
Thea Bellou argues that Derrida’s intellectual project is to examine the fate of irreducible alterity within Western metaphysics. Hence, the question of the other remained Derrida’s most fundamental and constant intellectual engagement throughout his oeuvre.
The book starts with the early works of Derrida where his notions of alterity and writing are embedded in his engagement with phenomenology. It ends with the last phase of Derrida’s work where he turns towards more concrete ethico-political situations, and increasingly adopts theological and messianic discourses, focusing on violence to the other, an ‘other-orientated’ notion of responsibility, and a ‘futural’ concept of democracy and politics.
Thea Bellou teaches Communication, Media and Cultural Studies at Victoria University, Australia. She taught in numerous universities in Australia and overseas. She has been a research fellow at the University of Melbourne and the University of Paris. Her current research deals with the impacts of the digital communication revolution on...
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Title:Derrida's Deconstruction of the Subject: Writing, Self and Other: Writing, self and otherFormat:PaperbackDimensions:8.86 × 6.1 × 0.68 inPublished:October 7, 2013Publisher:Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3034314256

ISBN - 13:9783034314251

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Contents: The reception of Derrida’s thought – The partial exit from phenomenology – Deconstruction and the Gay Science of indeterminacy. – ‘Passages and departures towards the other’ – The deconstruction of the ‘fraternal other’ and the ‘original valley of the other’ – The gift, the politics and ethics of responsibility, and the other – Religion, Hospitality and Forgiveness – Limitrophy, animot, divanimality, the abyssal limit and the ends of Man – Conclusion: The self: particularity, reflexivity and recognition.