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Description - Derrida and Autobiography by Robert Smith

The work of Jacques Derrida can be seen to reinvent most theories; here Robert Smith offers a reading of the philosophy of Derrida and an investigation of theories of autobiography. Smith argues that for Derrida autobiography is not so much a general condition of thought as a general condition of writing that mocks any self-centered finitude of living and dying. In this context, Smith thinks through Derrida's texts in a new way, and finds new perspectives to analyze classical writers including Hegel, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Freud and de Man.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521465816
ISBN-10: 0521465818
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 138mm x 14mm)
Pages: 212
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jun-1995
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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