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Eco-Deconstruction: Derrida and Environmental Philosophy

Matthias Fritsch, Philippe Lynes, and David Wood


This book launches a new mode of philosophical and ethical reflection with respect to the challenges posed by the degradation of the natural environment. While the work of French philosopher Jacques Derrida (1930–2004), with its relentless interrogation of the anthropocentric metaphysics of presence, has already proven highly influential in posthumanism and animal studies, the present volume builds on these insights in addressing the most pressing environmental issues of our time. The volume brings together fifteen scholars from a wide variety of related fields, including eco-phenomenology, ec ... More

Keywords: deconstruction, Derrida, ecocriticism, ecophenomenology, environmental ethics, environmental philosophy, new materialism, posthumanism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780823279500
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823279500.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthias Fritsch, editor
Concordia University

Philippe Lynes, editor
University of California, Irvine

David Wood, editor
Vanderbilt University

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