Deconstruction in Context: Literature and Philosophy

There Is No Rigorous And Effective Deconstruction Without The Faithful Memory Of Philosophies And Literatures, Without The Respectful And Competent Reading Of Texts Of The Past, As Well As Singular Works Of Our Own Time Deconstruction Is Also A Certain Thinking About Tradition And Context Mark Taylor Evokes This With Great Clarity In The Course Of A Remarkable Introduction He Reconstitutes A Set Of Premises Without Which No Deconstruction Could Have Seen The Light Of Day Jacques Derrida This Invaluable Philosophical Sampler Brings Together Many Of The Threads Out Of Which Deconstruction Is Woven Taylor S Anthology Does Not Make Deconstruction Easy Much Usefully, It Provides A Meticulous Guide To The Sources And Significance Of The Difficulties Barbara E Johnson The Book Will Be Of Great Value As A Set Of Readings With Authoritative Explanation For All Those Interested In The Current Relations Of Literature And Philosophy It Is The Best Book Of Its Kind I Know J Hillis Miller, Yale UniversityDeconstruction in Context: Literature and Philosophy

Mark C Taylor, Ph.D Religious Studies, Harvard University, 1973 B.A., Wesleyan University, 1968 , is a philosopher of religion who chaired the Department of Religion at Columbia University 2007 2015 Previously, he was Cluett Professor of Humanities at Williams College Williamstown, Massachusetts , where he began his teaching career in 1973.

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  • Paperback
  • 454 pages
  • Deconstruction in Context: Literature and Philosophy
  • Mark C. Taylor
  • English
  • 11 December 2017
  • 9780226791401

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  1. says:

    An ambitious anthology of modern and post modern philosophic writings, from Kant to Derrida, including Hegel, Husserl, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Blanchot, among others I want to only focus on one essay, included in this anthology, written by Emmanuel Levinas, entitled The Trace of the Other pp 345 359 , which consists of excerpts from La Trace de L Autre, translated by A Lingis, Tifdschrift voor Philosophie Sept 1963 , 605 23 Levinas wrote the essay in 1963, 11 years prior to publication of his magnum opus Otherwise Than Being or Beyond Essence, 1974 and yet the essay contains the essential elements of the book, densely compressed into some 15 pages Notably, it has an important and in depth discussion, found nowhere else in such depth, on the relationship between the Other and God, which is critical to understanding Levinas Also noteworthy is the summary of Levinas s analyses of western philosophy s understanding of being or consciousness as the movement within the same, the movement of the ego returning to itself, secure and unaffected by the alterity the movement which Levinas will later term in Otherwise Than Being as the movement of being or essence, or conatus essendi I think the essay, The Trace of the Other, is on the par with his other important, better known essay, God and Philosophy Given such importance, it is regrettable that the former is not readily available as the latter As far as I know, Mark Taylor s anthology r...

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