The Other Heading: Reflections On Today's Europe

June 22, 1992|
The Other Heading: Reflections On Today's Europe by Jacques Derrida
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Prompted by the unification of Europe in 1992 and by recent events in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union, Jacques Derrida begins this compelling essay on contemporary world politics with the issue of European identity. What, he asks, is Europe? How has Europe traditionally been defined and how is the current world situation changing that definition? Might the prospects of a New Europe demand not only a new definition of European identity but also a new way of thinking identity itself?

Navigating in and through texts of Marx, Husserl, and especially Valéry, Derrida seeks a redefinition of European identity that includes respect both for difference and for universal values. The Other Heading appeals eloquently for a sustained effort at thinking through the complexity and the multiple dangers and opportunities of the contemporary world situation without resorting to easy or hasty solutions.

Jacques Derrida was born in Algeria in 1930. His works of philosophy and linguistics form the basis of the school of criticism known as deconstruction. This theory states that language is an inadequate method to give an unambiguous definition of a work, as the meaning of text can differ depending on reader, time, and context. His De la...
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Title:The Other Heading: Reflections On Today's EuropeFormat:Paper over BoardProduct dimensions:196 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.84 inShipping dimensions:196 pages, 8.5 X 5.5 X 0.84 inPublished:22 juin 1992Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253316936

ISBN - 13:9780253316936

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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