Derrida and Autobiography

Derrida and Autobiography

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The work of Jacques Derrida can be seen to reinvent most theories; here Robert Smith offers a reading of the philosophy of Derrida and an investigation of theories of autobiography. Smith argues that for Derrida autobiography is not so much a general condition of thought as a general condition of writing that mocks any self-centered finitude of living and dying. In this context, Smith thinks through Derrida's texts in a new way, and finds new perspectives to analyze classical writers including Hegel, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Freud and de Man.Starobinski confirms: this definition of autobiography establishes the intrinsic character of the enterprise and thus the general (and generic) conditions of ... 10 Jean Starobinski, a#39; The style of autobiography a#39;, in ed. James Olney, Autobiography -. essays theoretical and critical (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1980), p.

Title:Derrida and Autobiography
Author: Robert Smith
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 1995-06-01

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