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The Jewish Derrida (The Library of Jewish Philosophy)

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Published by Syracuse University Press .
Written in English


  • Judaism,
  • Western philosophy, from c 1900 -,
  • Philosophy Of The 20th Century,
  • Philosophy,
  • History & Surveys - Modern,
  • Derrida, Jacques,
  • Philosophy, Jewish

Book details:

Edition Notes

ContributionsPeretz Kidron (Translator)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages201
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8049432M
ISBN 100815628854
ISBN 109780815628859

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Hélène Cixous’s book, “Portrait of Jacques Derrida as a Young Jewish Saint” — part memoir, part exploration of friendship and part amplification of Derridean themes — is an attempt to.   In the book I consider the way in which both thinkers formulate their project in direct relation to his legacy, how Levinas’s conception of being Jewish is formulated as a response to Heidegger’s Dasein and how Derrida’s thinking particularly about American literature is formulated as a response to Heidegger’s disparaging of those forms.   Jacques Derrida, the founder of “deconstructionism” who died recently in Paris, will be remembered as one of the most important philosophers and Jewish thinkers of the past century. Derrida. Derrida book. Read 20 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This biography of Jacques Derrida (–) tells the story of a Jewish b /5(20).