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Religion

Religion( )
Editor: Derrida, Jacques
Vattimo, Gianni
Translator: Webb, David
ISBN:978-0-7456-1834-0
Publication Date:Sep 1998
Publisher:Polity Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $35.95
Book Description:

∗ This book contains previously untranslated pieces by some of the most prominent international philosophers of our times.
∗ One of the longest contributions to the volume is by Jacques Derrida, an extremely trendy and best-selling French author.

Book Details
Pages:224
Detailed Subjects: Philosophy / History & Surveys / Modern
Religion / Philosophy
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):16.5 x 23.3 x 1.247 cm
Book Weight:0.354 Kilograms
Author Biography
(Editor)
Jacques Derrida was born in El-Biar, Algeria on July 15, 1930. He graduated from the École Normal Supérieure in 1956. He taught philosophy and logic at both the University of Paris and the École Normal Supérieure for around 30 years. His works of philosophy and linguistics form the basis of the school of criticism known as deconstruction. This theory states that language is an inadequate method to give an unambiguous definition of a work, as the meaning of text can differ depending on reader, time, and context.

During his lifetime, he wrote more than 40 books on various aspects of deconstruction including Of Grammatology, Glas, The Postcard: From Socrates to Freud and Beyond, and Ulysses Gramophone: Hear Say Yes in Joyce. He died of pancreatic cancer on October 9, 2004 at the age of 74.

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