The Derrida Dictionary (Continuum Philosophy Dictionaries) (Paperback)
Paperback: 272 pages
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd. (8 July 2010)
“This is an A to Z guide to the work and thought of one of the most important and influential European thinkers of the twentieth century. "The Derrida Dictionary" is a comprehensive and accessible guide to the world of Jacques Derrida, the founder of deconstruction and one of the most important and influential European thinkers of the twentieth century. Meticulously researched and extensively cross-referenced, this unique book covers all his major works, ideas and influences and provides a firm grounding in the central themes of Derrida's thought. Students will discover a wealth of useful information, analysis and criticism. A-Z entries include clear definitions of all the key terms used in Derrida's writings and detailed synopses of his key works. The Dictionary also includes entries on Derrida's major philosophical influences, such as Sartre, Foucault, Lacan and Levinas, and those he influenced and engaged with, including Heidegger and Freud. It covers everything that is essential to a sound understanding of Derrida's philosophy, offering clear and accessible explanations of often complex terminology. "The Derrida Dictionary" is the ideal resource for anyone reading or studying Derrida, Deconstruction or Modern European Philosophy more generally. "The Continuum Philosophy Dictionaries" offer clear and accessible guides to the work of some of the more challenging thinkers in the history of philosophy. A-Z entries provide clear definitions of key terminology, synopses of key works, and details of each thinker's major themes, ideas and philosophical influences. The Dictionaries are the ideal resource for anyone reading or studying these key philosophers.
About the Author
Simon Morgan Wortham is Professor of English at Kingston University London, UK. His previous publications include Counter-institutions: Jacques Derrida and the Question of the University (Fordham University Press, 2006) and Samuel Weber: Acts of Reading (Ashgate, 2003). “