Limited Inc, Volume 10

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Northwestern University Press, 1977 - Philosophy - 160 pages
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Limited Inc. is a major work in the philosophy of language by the celebrated French thinker Jacques Derrida. The book's two essays, 'Limited Inc.' and 'Signature Event Context, ' constitute key statements of the Derridean theory of deconstruction. They are perhaps the clearest exposition to be found of Derrida's most controversial idea.
  

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User Review  - Eric - Goodreads

Derrida opens "Signature Event Context" ("SEC"), the opening piece in Limited Inc, by questioning the homogeneity of the word/concept "communication": Does it really "mean" a generalizable thing? He ... Read full review

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derrida for the first time lays out his objective for the movement for which he would be associated and upholds a debate with john searles, a structuralist in his philosophy on language. derrida's ... Read full review

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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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