Deconstruction: A Reader

Front Cover
Martin McQuillan
Taylor & Francis, 2001 - 579 pages
Philosophers 'do' 'it', literary critics 'do' 'it', even architects, poets, painters 'do' 'it'. It can involve the concepts of capital, politics, and justice. So what, after all, is deconstruction? Deconstruction: A Reader makes an answer to this question available in the only way possible - by offering a selection of breathtaking range and depth of essential texts. With more than sixty selections by fifty contributors, including nine pieces by Jacques Derrida, this is the ultimate anthology of deconstructive reading, demonstrating that deconstruction is vivid, surprising, varied, and true to the text.
 

Contents

Avant la lettre
5
Sexual difference
6
from Capital
47
The meaning of general economy
56
Critique of violence
62
The task of destroying the history of ontology
71
The moment after
80
In praise of water
88
The same difference
283
Gender theory and the Yale School
292
Recognising the virus
311
What is it oclock? or The door we never enter
321
from The Wolf Mans Magic Word
340
Remarks on a canny moment
351
from Prosthesis
370
Marx and Derrida
379

A number of yes Nombre de oui
97
Deconstruction postmodernism
109
Philosophy as a kind of writing
121
Deconstruction as criticism
126
Genuine Gasché perhaps
134
Discussions or phrasing After Auschwitz
154
Derridas topographies
161
Autobiography as defacement
171
The phantom review
178
Hamlets dilemma
190
Deconstruction is not what you think
217
Violence of architecture
229
Thinking technicity
235
Toward a narcoanalysis
244
Speech acts politically
254
Homoeconopoesis 1
263
The deconstruction of politics
388
Practical politics of the open end
397
Why do empty signifiers matter in politics?
405
Wholly otherwise
425
The trace of Levinas in Derrida
431
Poststructuralism the ethical relation and the law
443
In the name of
450
God is not différance
458
In memorium Paul de Man
467
Emmanuel Levinas
476
Gilles Deleuze
485
Closing statements
493
Jacques Derrida
555
Key publications of contributing authors
562
Index
574
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