Of Grammatology

ISBN-10: 0801858305

ISBN-13: 9780801858307

Edition: 1997 (Revised)

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"One of the major works in the development of contemporary criticism and philosophy." -- J. Hillis Miller, Yale University Jacques Derrida's revolutionary theories about deconstruction, phenomenology, psychoanalysis, and structuralism, first voiced in the 1960s, forever changed the face of European and American criticism. The ideas in De la grammatologie sparked lively debates in intellectual circles that included students of literature, philosophy, and the humanities, inspiring these students to ask questions of their disciplines that had previously been considered improper. Thirty years later, the immense influence of Derrida's work is still igniting controversy, thanks in part to Gayatri Spivak's translation, which captures the richness and complexity of the original. This corrected edition adds a new index of the critics and philosophers cited in the text and makes one of contemporary criticism's most indispensable works even more accessible and usable.
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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 1/8/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 456
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Jacques Derrida was born in El-Biar, Algeria on July 15, 1930. He graduated from the �cole Normal Sup�rieure in 1956. He taught philosophy and logic at both the University of Paris and the �cole Normal Sup�rieure for around 30 years. 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. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 40 books on various aspects of deconstruction including Of Grammatology, Glas, The Postcard: From Socrates to Freud and Beyond, and Ulysses Gramophone: Hear Say Yes in Joyce. He died of pancreatic cancer on October 9, 2004 at the age of 74.

Gayatri Chakravorty Spivakis university professor in the humanities at Columbia University and the author of many books, including The Post-Colonial Critic, Nationalism and the Imagination and, with Judith Butler, Who Sings the Nation-State?, the last two also published by Seagull Books.

Acknowledgments
Translator's Preface
Preface
Exergue
The End of the Book and the Beginning of Writing
The Program
The Signifier and Truth
The Written Being/The Being Written
Linguistics and Grammatology
The Outside and the Inside
The Outside Is [word is struck out] the Inside
The Hinge [La Brisure]
Of Grammatology as a Positive Science
Algebra: Arcanum and Transparence
Science and the Name of Man
The Rebus and the Complicity of Origins
Introduction to the "Age of Rousseau"
The Violence of the Letter: From Levi-Strauss to Rousseau
The Battle of Proper Names
Writing and Man's Exploitation by Man
"... That Dangerous Supplement ..."
From/Of Blindness to the Supplement
The Chain of Supplements
The Exorbitant. Question of Method
Genesis and Structure of the Essay on the Origin of Languages
The Place of the "Essay"
Imitation
Articulation
From/Of the Supplement to the Source: The Theory of Writing
The Originary Metaphor
The History and System of Scripts
The Alphabet and Absolute Representation
The Theorem and the Theater
The Supplement of (at) the Origin
Notes
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