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Heidegger and Derrida on Philosophy and Metaphor: Imperfect Thought (Philosophy and Literary Theory)

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Publisher Comments:

The relationship between metaphor and philosophy is the main focus of this engrossing study by continental philosopher Giuseppe Stellardi. Three separately identifiable, but strictly interconnected, thematic directions are explored: (1) the theory of metaphor; (2) the theory of philosophical discourse; and (3) a close analysis of texts by Heidegger and Derrida for what they reveal about both metaphor and philosophical discourse. The works of these two specific philosophers are examined for a number of reasons: first, they attract questions that inevitably concern the meaning of philosophy itself; second, they make fundamental points concerning metaphor and its relationship to philosophy; third, the particular quality of their language is closely related to poetic discourse; and fourth, the relationship of their texts to metaphor give them an essential quality that can provisionally be described as "incompleteness."

Stellardi also includes a discussion of the fundamental debate on metaphor between Derrida and Ricoeur and a detailed examination of philosophy as a "mode of discourse" among (and in relation to) others. The result is an idea of philosophy as essentially imperfect and self-destructive, and yet indispensable in the economy of the modes of discourse.

Avoiding the obscurity that characterizes much philosophical writing on this complex subject, Stellardi presents a well-defined analysis in a clear and direct style.

Book News Annotation:

Continental philosopher Stellardi (Italian, Oxford U.) focuses here on the relationship between metaphor and philosophy. He explores three separately identifiable but interconnected thematic directions: the theory of metaphor, the theory of philosophical discourse, and a close analysis of texts by the other two contemporary thinkers. He concludes that philosophy is essentially imperfect and self-destructive but indispensable in the economy of the modes of discourse.
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Synopsis:

An incisive examination of metaphor; the theory of philosophical discourse; and a close analysis of texts by Martin Heidegger and Jacques Derrida for what they reveal about both metaphor and philosophical discourse. Stellardi also includes a discussion of the fundamental debate on metaphor between Derrida and Paul Ricoeur, and a detailed examination of philosophy as a "mode of discourse" among (and in relation to) others. The result is an idea of philosophy as essentially imperfect and self-destructive, and yet indispensable in the economy of the modes of discourse.

About the Author

Giuseppe Stellardi is a Fellow and Tutor in Italian at St. Hugh's College, Oxford University, and the author of a number of publications on deconstruction and nineteenth- and twentieth-century Italian novelists.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781573928243
Subtitle:
Imperfect Thought
Editor:
Silverman, Hughes
Editor:
Silverman, Hughes
Author:
Stellardi, Giuseppe
Publisher:
Humanity Books
Location:
Amherst, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Modern
Subject:
Epistemology
Subject:
History, Criticism, Surveys
Subject:
Semantics
Subject:
Metaphor
Subject:
Semantics (philosophy)
Subject:
Heidegger, Martin
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Philosophy and Literary Theory
Series Volume:
no. 29
Publication Date:
20000701
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
286
Dimensions:
9.05x6.07x.63 in. .87 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , An incisive examination of metaphor; the theory of philosophical discourse; and a close analysis of texts by Martin Heidegger and Jacques Derrida for what they reveal about both metaphor and philosophical discourse. Stellardi also includes a discussion of the fundamental debate on metaphor between Derrida and Paul Ricoeur, and a detailed examination of philosophy as a "mode of discourse" among (and in relation to) others. The result is an idea of philosophy as essentially imperfect and self-destructive, and yet indispensable in the economy of the modes of discourse.
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