Jacques Derrida and Deconstruction

Deconstruction The Truth in Painting (1987) In 1905 Paul Cézanne wrote to the younger artist, Emile Bernard, “I owe you the truth in painting and I will tell it to you.” One can immediately imagine how Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) would have seized upon such a...

Jacques Derrida and the Center

“Force and  Signification” (1967) De-centering the Center It should never be presumed that Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) attempted to solve problems or to promote new solutions. His mission as a philosopher was quite different: Derrida was a Deconstructor or...

Jacques Derrida and “Différance”

Différance (1968) Différance and Deferral Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) was a prolific writer who had the disconcerting ability to use a thousand words when one or two would do. Différance is typical of his poetic excess and opens with I will speak, therefore, of a...

Jacques Derrida and Logos

NATURE AS CULTURE: DERRIDA’S TRACE The Problem with Origins Following his tour de force presentation of “Structure Sign and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences” in 1967, Jacques Derrida astonishingly published three books: De la...
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