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The Ethics of Deconstruction: Derrida and Levinas
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Edinburgh Univ Pr
Publication date April 30, 2014
Pages 324
Binding Hardcover
Edition 3
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780748689316
ISBN-10 0748689311
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.40 lbs.
Original list price $120.00
Other format details university press
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: The Ethics of Deconstruction, Simon Critchley's first book, was originally published to great acclaim in 1992. The first book to argue for the ethical turn in Derrida's work, it powerfully shows how deconstruction has persuasive ethical consequences that are vital to our thinking through of questions of politics and democracy.

Moving away from using deconstruction to find the contradictions inherent in any text, Critchley concerns himself with the philosophical context the ethical impetus Derrida's ethics to be understood in relation to his engagement with the work of Levinas, and lays out the details of their philosophical confrontation.

New for this edition: A new preface where Critchley reveals the origins, motivations, and reception of The Ethics of Deconstruction, plus three new appendices, which reflect upon and deppend the book's argument.

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3 edition from Edinburgh Univ Pr (April 30, 2014)
9780748689316 | details & prices | 324 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $120.00
About: The Ethics of Deconstruction, Simon Critchley's first book, was originally published to great acclaim in 1992.
from Blackwell Pub (September 1, 1992)
9780631177852 | details & prices | List price $44.95
About: In opposition to the polemics claiming that the work of Jacques Derrida is a species of nihilistic textual free play that suspends all questions of value and is therefore immoral and politically pernicious, this book argues that Derridian deconstruction can and indeed should be understood as an ethical demand, provided that ethics is understood in the particular and radical sense given to it in the work of Emmanuel Levinas.
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3 edition from Edinburgh Univ Pr (April 30, 2014)
9780748689323 | details & prices | 324 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $34.95
2 edition from Edinburgh Univ Pr (September 1, 2000)
9780748612178 | details & prices | 293 pages | 6.50 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $25.00
2 sub edition from Purdue Univ Pr (September 1, 1999)
9781557531902 | details & prices | 293 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 1.00 in. | 1.05 lbs | List price $31.95
from Blackwell Pub (September 1, 1992)
9780631177869 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.95 lbs | List price $22.95

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