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Specters Marx The State of the Debt, the Work of Mourning and the New International

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ISBN-10: 0415389577

ISBN-13: 9780415389570

Edition: 2006 (Annotated)

Authors: Jacques Derrida, Peggy Kamuf, Bernd Magnus, Stephen Cullenberg

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Written in the aftermath of the fall of the Berlin Wall and within the context of a critique of a "new world order" that proclaims the death of Marx and Marxism, Jacques Derrida undertakes a reading of Marx's "spectropoetics" -- his obsession with ghosts, specters and spirits. Derrida argues that there is more than one spirit of Marx and that it is the responsibility of his heirs -- we are all heirs of Marx -- to sift through the possible legacies, the possible spirits, reaffirming one and not the other. He leads beyond the deafening disavowal of Marx today, a disavowal he sees as an attempt to exorcise Marx's ghost. Specters of Marxrepresents renowned philosopher Jacques Derrida's first…    
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List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 5/25/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.506
Language: English

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 Grammatologie (1967, published as Of Grammatology in 1976), is the most formal known statement of his theory. He further demonstrates this theory in his book Glas (1974, translated to English in 1986). Jacques Derrida lives in Paris and teaches at the Ecole Normale Superieure. His awards include honorary doctorates form Columbia (1980), the University of…    

Peggy Kamuf is professor of French and comparative literarure at the University of Southern California.

Editor's Introduction
Note on the Text
Injunctions of Marx
Wears and Tears (Tableau of an ageless world)
In the Name of the Revolution, the Double Barricade (Impure "impure impure history of ghosts")
Apparition of the Inapparent: The phenomenological "conjuring trick"