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Fielding Derrida
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Fielding Derrida: Philosophy, Literary Criticism, History, and the Work of Deconstruction

Joshua Kates


This book asks the question: How should we interpret Jacques Derrida's work now after so much commentary has been devoted to his thought, and his own astonishing productivity has come to an end? This book argues that we must begin from a different frame than Derrida himself provides, by inserting his work into already existing fields, by “fielding Derrida.” Is Derrida a skeptic? Does he subscribe to a death of meaning (and the “I”) at the hands of a sign? Is his thought at all proximate to contemporary Marxian/post-Marxist thinking? Thanks to pla ... More

Keywords: Jacques Derrida, skeptic, death of meaning, Marxian thinking, post-Marxist thinking, Husserlian phenomenology, analytic philosophy, humanities

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780823229468
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011 DOI:10.5422/fso/9780823229468.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Joshua Kates, author