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Aristotle's Metaphor

Duncan F. Kennedy

in Derrida and Antiquity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199545544
eISBN:
9780191720598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545544.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter, through a detailed close reading of Derrida's critique of Aristotle's concept of metaphor in ‘White Mythology’, explores a key episode in Derrida's engagement with antiquity and ... More


Derrida and Presocratic Philosophy

Erin O'Connell

in Derrida and Antiquity

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199545544
eISBN:
9780191720598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545544.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the correspondences between Derrida and some of his presocratic antecedents and demonstrates the ways in which his philosophical project reiterates and develops certain ... More


From Différance to Embodiment: Subjectivity and Symbolic Formations

Paul Crowther

in Critical Aesthetics and Postmodernism

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198236238
eISBN:
9780191597268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198236239.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

A critique of Derrida's approach to language using ideas from Merleau–Ponty. Focuses on an extended reappraisal of the notion of différance, and stresses the continuity that exists between perception ... More


Introduction: SF Authors Really Mean what they Say

Tom Shippey

in Hard Reading: Learning from Science Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382615
eISBN:
9781786945167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382615.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The four authors considered in this chapter are Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House of representatives, Kingsley Amis, and (working in collaboration) Harry Harrison, and the author of this ... More


Conclusion

Russell Daylight

in What if Derrida Was Wrong About Saussure?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748641970
eISBN:
9780748671564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641970.003.0010
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

One of the principal ambitions of this book is to gather together, from a vantage point somewhere in between Jacques Derrida and Ferdinand de Saussure, all of Derrida's commentary and work upon the ... More


Eight

Juan Manuel Garrido

in On Time, Being, and Hunger: Challenging the Traditional Way of Thinking Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239351
eISBN:
9780823239399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239351.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

This chapter analyzes a second figure under which the deconstruction of the traditional way of thinking life is engaged. “Today, biologists no longer study life in laboratories,” François Jacob ... More


Introduction

Russell Daylight

in What if Derrida Was Wrong About Saussure?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748641970
eISBN:
9780748671564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641970.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

This book is an examination of Jacques Derrida's interpretation of Ferdinand de Saussure, who gave three series of lectures on the topic of general linguistics at the University of Geneva between ... More


The Sign and Time

Russell Daylight

in What if Derrida Was Wrong About Saussure?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748641970
eISBN:
9780748671564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641970.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

‘Semiology and Grammatology’ is oriented towards questions of communication as the transport of pure signifieds, and hence towards the classical concept of the sign, the transcendental signified and ... More


The Horizon of Language

Russell Daylight

in What if Derrida Was Wrong About Saussure?

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748641970
eISBN:
9780748671564
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641970.003.0009
Subject:
Linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics

For Ferdinand de Saussure, linguistic identity is more a matter of linguistic identification, and is solely in the hands (or brains) of the language user. And when we say that meaning is determined ... More


The dichotomy of Self and Other: Some considerations

Mícheál Ó hAodha

in ‘Insubordinate Irish’: Travellers in the Text

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719083044
eISBN:
9781781702437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719083044.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter presents an examination of Traveller alterity. It briefly describes the philosophical possibilities that exist for a movement beyond the ‘politics of difference’ as it currently stands ... More


Emptiness and Temporality: Buddhism and Medieval Japanese Poetics

Esperanza Ramirez-Christensen

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748889
eISBN:
9780804779401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748889.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This book is an account of classical Japanese poetics, based on the two concepts of emptiness (jo-ha-kyū) and temporality (mujō) that ground the medieval practice and understanding of poetry. It ... More


Emptiness, or Linking as Différance

in Emptiness and Temporality: Buddhism and Medieval Japanese Poetics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748889
eISBN:
9780804779401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748889.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The concept of emptiness, a central feature of Mahayana philosophy, can be applied to establish Buddhism's two most important observations about dharmas, or phenomena: first, that they have no ... More


Différance and “the Jo-ha-kyū of the Myriad Arts”

in Emptiness and Temporality: Buddhism and Medieval Japanese Poetics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748889
eISBN:
9780804779401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748889.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Shinkei mentions “the jo-ha-kyū of the myriad arts” in reference to both the structure of the renga sequence itself and Nō drama. Each renga verse is the poet's response to the preceding one composed ... More


The Close Link and the Distant Link

in Emptiness and Temporality: Buddhism and Medieval Japanese Poetics

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804748889
eISBN:
9780804779401
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804748889.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

The renga link takes place in the poetic nexus where distance, the space-time, or différance, between any two verses is found. The concept of distance was originally the basis for describing the ... More


Derrida: Différance and the “Plural Logic of the Aporia”

Andrea Hurst

in Derrida Vis-à-vis Lacan: Interweaving Deconstruction and Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228744
eISBN:
9780823235179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228744.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter offers a detailed account of Jacques Derrida's quasi-transcendental thinking. It tries to undo the ties of the interpretative straitjacket that binds ... More


The Lacanian Real

Andrea Hurst

in Derrida Vis-à-vis Lacan: Interweaving Deconstruction and Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228744
eISBN:
9780823235179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228744.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter argues that there is a clear isomorphism between Jacques Derrida's formulations of différance and Jacques Lacan's formulations of the Real. Lacan's conception ... More


Sexual Difference

Andrea Hurst

in Derrida Vis-à-vis Lacan: Interweaving Deconstruction and Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228744
eISBN:
9780823235179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228744.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

A Lacanian account of sexual difference exemplifies the logic of différance. This chapter addresses a trouble that both Lacan and Derrida persistently grapple with: that ... More


The Limits of My Language

Geoffrey Bennington

in Not Half No End: Militantly Melancholic Essays in Memory of Jacques Derrida

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639854
eISBN:
9780748652105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639854.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter studies the expression ‘limits of language’ and shows how it manages in Derrida's work. It emphasises that Derrida was concerned with thinking about the supposed separation of language ... More


The Psychopathology of Writing

Juliet Fleming

in Cultural Graphology: Writing After Derrida

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226390420
eISBN:
9780226390567
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390567.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

THE PSYCHOPATHOLOGY OF WRITING describes Derrida’s early work on Freud as it concerns the topic of writing. It raises the question of how to circumscribe an object of inquiry from its context and ... More


Potenza and Différance

Kevin Attell

in Giorgio Agamben: Beyond the Threshold of Deconstruction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262045
eISBN:
9780823266319
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262045.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Chapter Three examines Agamben's theory of potentiality in relation to Derrida's central concepts of arche-writing and différance. After the more polemical engagements in the works discussed in the ... More


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