1300 36 33 32

Deconstruction and pragmatism constitute two of the major intellectual influences on the contemporary theoretical scene; influences personified in the work of Jacques Derrida and Richard Rorty. Both Rortian pragmatism, which draws the consequences of post-war developments in Anglo-American philosophy, and Derridian deconstruction, which extends and troubles the phonomenological and Heideggerian influence on the Continental tradition, have hitherto generally been viewed as mutually exclusive philosophical language games. The purpose of this volume is to bring deconstruction and pragmatism into critical confrontation with one another through staging a debate between Derrida and Rorty, itself based on discussions that took place at the College International de Philosophie in Paris in 1993. The ground for this debate is layed out in introductory papers by Simon Critchley and Ernesto Laclau, and the remainder of the volume records Derrida's and Rorty's responses to each other's work. Chantal Mouffe gives an overview of the stakes of this debate in a helpful preface.

Buy Deconstruction and Pragmatism book by Simon Critchley from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780415121699
ISBN-10: 0415121698
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 15mm)
Pages: 112
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Sep-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Deconstruction and Pragmatism book by Simon Critchley and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write Review


Books By Author Simon Critchley

On Bowie by Simon Critchley

On Bowie

Paperback, April 2016
$15.29
Stone Reader by Simon Critchley

The Stone Reader

Hardback, February 2016
$51.26
Notes on Suicide by Simon Critchley

Notes on Suicide

Paperback, September 2015
$20.06
ABC of Impossibility by Simon Critchley

ABC of Impossibility

Paperback, August 2015
$26.99