Jacques Derrida is one of the most influential and controversial philosophers of the last fifty years. "Derrida on Deconstruction" introduces and assesses:
* Derrida's life and the background to his philosophy
* the key themes of the critique of metaphysics, language and ethics that characterize his most widely read works
* the continuing importance of Derrida's work to philosophy.
This is a much-needed introduction for philosophy or humanities students undertaking courses on Derrida.