Category Archives: Jacques Derrida

Derrida’s Margins: Inside the personal library of Jacques Derrida

Derrida’s Margins: Inside the personal library of Jacques Derrida For Jacques Derrida (1930-2004), reading was an active process: he read texts by thinkers like Rousseau, Heidegger, Lévi-Strauss, Hegel, and Husserl with a writing utensil in hand.  As Derrida affirmed in a late interview, the … Continue reading

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The Early Foucault update 17: Canguilhem, Beinecke library and back to Foucault

I wrote the last update on this book over two months ago, just as I was finishing up an extended research visit to Paris. Since then I’ve mainly been focusing on the Canguilhem manuscript, which is inching toward a near … Continue reading

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Derrida’s Quarrel: “La Différance” at 50

Derrida’s Quarrel: “La Différance” at 50 in the Los Angeles Review of Books, by Birger Vanwesenbeeck. Two days late linking to this, but… On Saturday, January 27, 1968, Jacques Derrida, then maître assistant at the Ecole Normale Supérieure, delivered his lecture “La … Continue reading

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Figure/Ground interview with Leonard Lawlor

Figure/Ground interview with Leonard Lawlor – lots of good discussion of European philosophy, including Deleuze, Derrida, Foucault, Heidegger and Lyotard. Also some interesting comments about writing: What advice would you give to young graduate students and aspiring university professors? I … Continue reading

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My favourite academic books of 2017

  I don’t think I read as many new books this year as previous years, and the ‘to read’ piles get ever higher… But these are the academic books published in 2017 which I particularly liked: Update: the lists for … Continue reading

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Books received – Foucault, Lacan, Heidegger, Custer, Deutscher & Haddad, Nieuwenhuis & Crouch

The most recent volume of Foucault’s lectures in English, Lacan’s Autre Ecrits, Heidegger’s Zollikoner Seminare, the edited collection on Foucault/Derrida: Fifty Years Later and Marijn Nieuwenhuis and David Crouch’s The Question of Space: Interrogating the Spatial Turn between Disciplines. The … Continue reading

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10 Critical Theory Books That Came Out in October (and Sept.)

10 Critical Theory Books That Came Out in October (and Sept.) at Critical-Theory – Heidegger’s Black Notebooks, Lacan, Bourdieu, Derrida and more.

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Jacques Derrida, The Death Penalty, Volume II reviewed at NDPR

Jacques Derrida, The Death Penalty, Volume II reviewed at NDPR by Deborah Goldgaber. Here’s the publisher’s description of this volume: In the first volume of his extraordinary analysis of the death penalty, Jacques Derrida began a journey toward an ambitious end: … Continue reading

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Books received – Derrida, Sartre and Quarmby

A few books received in recompense for review work for Routledge – some older works by Derrida and Sartre, King Leir – the anonymous play which precedes the one by Shakespeare with the similar title, and The Disguised Ruler in Shakespeare and … Continue reading

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Books received – Evangelou, Gratton, Girard, Webster, Shakespeare?

Some books received in recompense for review work for Palgrave and Bloomsbury – King Edward III, Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi, Girard’s Violence and the Sacred, Peter Gratton’s Speculative Realism and Angelos Evangelou’s Philosophizing Madness from Nietzsche to Derrida. Although … Continue reading

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