Industrial-Sized Deals TextBTS15 Shop Men's Hightops Learn more nav_sap_plcc_6M_fly_beacon Fidlar $5 Off Fire TV Stick Subscribe & Save Shop Popular Services hog hog hog  Amazon Echo Starting at $99 Kindle Voyage Nintendo Digital Games Labor Day Savings with Amazon Outdoor Recreation Deal of the Day

Margins of Philosophy Reprint Edition

8 customer reviews
ISBN-13: 978-0226143262
ISBN-10: 0226143260
Why is ISBN important?
ISBN
This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a book. The 13-digit and 10-digit formats both work.
Scan an ISBN with your phone
Use the Amazon App to scan ISBNs and compare prices.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Buy used
$21.24
Buy new
$25.77
More Buying Choices
34 New from $19.29 56 Used from $2.78 1 Collectible from $22.00
Free%20Two-Day%20Shipping%20for%20College%20Students%20with%20Amazon%20Student


InterDesign Brand Store Awareness Textbooks
$25.77 FREE Shipping on orders over $35. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Margins of Philosophy + Writing and Difference + Of Grammatology
Price for all three: $72.73

Buy the selected items together

Editorial Reviews

Language Notes

Text: English, French (translation) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Jacques Derrida (1930–2004) was director of studies at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris, and professor of humanities at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of many books published by the University of Chicago Press.

NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE


Best Books of the Month
Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 330 pages
  • Publisher: University Of Chicago Press; Reprint edition (January 1, 1985)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0226143260
  • ISBN-13: 978-0226143262
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #289,015 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Jacques Derrida (1930-2004), was born in Algeria, has been called the most famous philosopher of our time. He was the author of a number of books, including Writing and Difference, which came to be seen as defining texts of postmodernist thought.

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

47 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Jeff Bricker on January 30, 2003
Format: Paperback
Begin with "Tympan", it's designed to serve as an introduction to the ten essays which follow and, despite a lot of word play, Derrida does mention most of the themes informing this collection (philosophy's attempt to master its domain, Hegel as the philosopher of limits, the threat metaphor poses to philosophical discourse, etc).
Read "Differance" next (it's probably the single most famous thing Derrida has ever written). After declaring the thought of difference to be crucial to our intellectual epoch (he mentions Saussure, Nietzsche, and Freud before taking up Heidegger's notion of ontological difference) Derrida proposes the nonword/nonconcept of "differance" to go them all one better. This is a dazzling essay, but if it leaves you more exhausted than exhilarated, then Derrida just isn't for you.
Essay #2 is a dense and convoluted discussion of the metaphysics of presence in Aristotle and Hegel. Skip this.
Essay #3 is a surprisingly interesting investigation of Hegel's semiology (of all things). Derrida demonstrates that Hegel's disdain for non-phonetic scripts (say, hieroglyphics) is not just a quirk, but is crucial to Hegel's entire philosophical project.
"The Ends Of Man" is a classic example of 1960's French anti-humanism. It's essentially an attempt to rescue Hegel, Husserl, and Heidegger from their existentialist interpreters. Another very famous piece (and rightfully so).
Essay #5 is a sort of Cliffs Notes version of OF GRAMMATOLOGY; it deals with the denigration of writing in the thought of Saussure and Rousseau. Very readable.
Essay #6 is all about Husserl's theory of signs and I found it incomprehensible.
Essay #7 concerns itself with to what extent the grammar and syntax of a particular language influences what can be thought in that language.
Read more ›
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
21 of 26 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 27, 1997
Format: Paperback
Derrida is not always an easy read, and it's sometimes difficult to suggest a beginning point. This collection of essays from 1972 is as good a starting point as any. Derrida espresses distrust of concepts such as authorial intention and metaphors. Contains the essays "Differance", Signature Event Context", "White Mythology", and others
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 18, 2003
Format: Paperback
In the 1980s, White Mythology was required reading for Yale lit-crit majors. It is an incredible tour de force so rich that its overwhelming in the initial read. How was it possible to write this (and how was it possible to translate?) The inescapability of metaphor, metaphor not just in, but constituting the text of philosophy, the false privileging of metaphysics over rhetoric are made stunningly evident -- if not plain -- here.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: Paperback
Jacques Derrida (1930–2004) was a French philosopher and writer, best known for developing a form of semiotic analysis known as “Deconstruction.”

In the essay ‘DIfférance” (originally an address given in January 27, 1968) which opens this 1972 collection, he said, “I cannot let you know through my discourse… what difference I am talking about when I talk about it. I can speak of this graphic difference only… on the condition that I specify, each time, whether I am referring to ‘difference’ with an ‘e’ or ‘différance’ with an ‘a’… the oral specifications that I will provide… will refer uncircumventably to a WRITTEN TEXT that keeps watch over my discourse… The pyramidal silence of the graphic difference between the ‘e’ and the ‘a’ can function, of course, only within the language and grammar which is as historically linked to phonetic writing as it is to the entire culture in separable from phonetic writing. But I would say that… contrary to a very widespread prejudice, there is no phonetic writing… So-called phonetic writing… can function only by admitting into its system nonphonetic ‘signs’ (punctuation, spacing, etc.)… If there is no purely phonetic writing, it is that there is no purely phonetic ‘phone.’ The difference which establishes phonemes and lets them be heard remains in and of itself inaudible, in every sense of the world.” (Pg. 4-5)

He states, “Parousia is thought within the systematic movement of all these concepts. To criticize the manipulation or determination of any one of these concepts from within the system always amounts, and let this expression be taken with its full charge of meaning here, to ‘going around in circles’: to reconstituting, according to another configuration, the SAME system.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Margins of Philosophy
This item: Margins of Philosophy
Price: $25.77
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?