Eftichis Pirovolakis's Reading Derrida and Ricoeur: Improbable Encounters between PDF

By Eftichis Pirovolakis

Offers a positive new method of the talk among hermeneutics and deconstruction.

Written within the aftermath of the deaths of the French philosophers Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) and Paul Ricoeur (1913-2005), this ebook is a vital and leading edge research of the contentious relation among deconstruction and hermeneutics. supplying shut readings of Derrida’s and Ricoeur’s writings on phenomenology, psychoanalysis, structuralist linguistics, and Levinasian ethics, Eftichis Pirovolakis introduces the motif of ‘improbable encounters,’ and explicates why the 2 thinkers will be acknowledged to be concurrently on the subject of one another and separated via an unbridgeable abyss. Pirovolakis complicates any facile contrast among those hobbies, that are of the main influential streams of continental idea, and questions a definite pathos with appreciate to the gap isolating them. Pirovolakis additionally interprets Derrida's short tribute to Ricoeur: "The observe: Giving, Naming, Calling," which looks the following in English for the 1st time. The e-book is vital interpreting for someone immersed in continental philosophy or literary theory.

Eftichis Pirovolakis teaches literature and philosophy on the collage of Sussex within the United Kingdom.

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