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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Derrida's contributions to critical theory, cultural studies, and gender theory are immense. I fell in love with his work in the late 90s as an undergrad. Many complain about his work being too hard ... Read full review

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dude, alright, i get it. the signature's occurrence qua event, as embedded in the possibility of its effect only as the graphematic enunciation of its own iteration of itself as such, splits the ... 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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