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Reading Derrida's Of Grammatology by Sean Gaston, Ian MacLachlan

Reading Derrida's Of Grammatology



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Reading Derrida's Of Grammatology Sean Gaston, Ian MacLachlan ebook
Publisher: Continuum
Page: 273
ISBN: 144115275X, 9781441152756
Format: pdf


Begin with this notion: what if you read Jacques Derrida's Of Grammatology as a book review? The first time I didn't read of Grammatology, I had just finished my undergraduate study. Hey, does anyone have a full electronic copy of that book? My friend, J., who was in graduate school, and called himself a marxist-feminist (he's now a libertarian), told me all about Derrida. Of Dating and Derrida: Jeffrey Eugenides's Marriage Plot. As is his general modus operandi, Adam reduces my position to a mere straw man (“Derrida is just trying to be clever” and this reading of Derrida is just “common sense”) and then proceeds to argue that something like Hägglund's reading of Derrida is “just plain obvious”. Reading Derrida was the shock of a decentering, the critical shift into a world of the interminable movement of difference, the crisis of any closure. Listened to Joy Division live at Paradiso, Amsterdam (11 January 1980) while reading select bits from Derrida's Of Grammatology. In the opening chapter of Of Grammatology, Jacques Derrida explores the peculiar relationship between concepts, spoken language, and the written word. Jacques Derrida's Of Grammatology It is probably easier to understand deconstruction while reading Derrida's essays, because he uses the method differently in each case; he does not spell it out explicitly like a formula. Then all the rage in France: Speech and Phenomena, another study of Husserl; Writing and Difference, a collection of essays originally published in journals like Tel Quel and Critique; and his masterwork,Of Grammatology. Today's reading: Jacques Derrida, Of Grammatology, pp. *le pout*" "A manifesto of metaphysics within a history of the moral decline of Rome. For my close reading on Jacques Derrida's 'On Grammatology', I chose the last paragraph on page 1826. It was my first introduction to Derrida, and that introduction was Of Grammatology. 'Anyone reading these notes without knowing me,' Jacques Derrida wrote in his diary in 1976, 'without having read and understood everything of what I've written elsewhere, would remain blind and deaf to them, while he would finally feel that . No, it is not at all obvious that Derrida directly says as such in Of Grammatology — maybe he doesn't adequately demonstrate it for your purposes, but that's one of his claims. We read a number of theorists, including Lacan, Wittgenstein, Saussure, and finally Derrida. Posted on | November 3, 2011 | 4 Comments I'm taking this course because I read Of Grammatology last summer and it blew my mind.

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