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With death looming, Jacques Derrida, the world's most famous philosopher-known as the father of "deconstruction"-sat down with journalist Jean Birnbaum of the French daily "LeMonde." They revisited his life's work and his impending death in a long, surprisingly accessible, and moving final interview.

Sometimes called "obscure" and branded"abstruse" by his critics, the Derrida found in this book is open and engaging, reflecting on a long career challenging important tenets of European philosophy from Plato to Marx.

Thecontemporary meaning of Derrida's work is also examined, including a discussion of his many political activities. But, as Derrida says, "To philosophize is to learn to die"; as such, this philosophicaldiscussion turns to the realities of his imminent death-including life with a fatal cancer. In the end, this interview remains a touching final look at a long and distinguishedcareer.

"From the Trade Paperback edition."

About the Author

The late Jacques Derrida was Director of Studies at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales and Professor of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine. Among the most recent of his many books translated into English are Eyes of the University, Negotiations, Who's Afraid of Philosophy? and Rogues: Two Essays on Reason.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781612190327
Publisher:
Melville House
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Translator:
Brault, Pascal-Anne
Author:
Derrida, Jacques
Author:
Birnbaum, Jean
Publication Date:
December 2010
Binding:
eBooks
Language:
English
Pages:
96

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