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Deconstruction in a Nutshell: A Conversation with Jacques Derrida, With a New Introduction

Jacques Derrida and John D. Caputo


This volume, now with a substantial new Introduction, represents one of the most lucid, compact and reliable introductions to Derrida and deconstruction available in any language. Responding to questions put to him at a roundtable held at Villanova University in 1994, Jacques Derrida leads the reader through an illuminating discussion of the central themes of deconstruction. Speaking in English and extemporaneously, Derrida takes up such topics as the task of philosophy, the Greeks, justice, responsibility, the gift, community, and the messianic. Derrida refutes the charges of relativism that ... More

Keywords: deconstruction, Greeks, justice, responsibility, gift, community, messianic, relativism, Jacques Derrida

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780823290284
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2021 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823290284.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jacques Derrida, author

John D. Caputo, editor
Syracuse University

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Introduction (2020)

John D. Caputo

Part One The Villanova Roundtable: A Conversation with Jacques Derrida

The Villanova Roundtable

Jacques Derrida

Part Two A Commentary: Deconstruction in a Nutshell

2 The Right to Philosophy

Jacques Derrida

7 Re-Joyce, Say Yes

Jacques Derrida

A Concluding Amen

Jacques Derrida