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Class Acts: Derrida on the Public Stage

Michael Naas


Class Acts looks at two often neglected aspects of Jacques Derrida’s work as a philosopher, namely, his public presentations and his teaching, along with the question of the “speech act” that links them, that is, the question of what one is doing when one speaks in public in these ways. The work is divided into two parts, each of which follows Derrida’s itinerary with regard to speech act theory from the 1970s through the 1990s. Part I, titled “Derrida in Montreal,” analyzes Derrida’s critique of John Austin and his own subsequent redefinition of speech act theory over the course of three publ ... More

Keywords: John Austin, deconstruction, Jacques Derrida, pedagogy, speech Acts

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780823298396
Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823298396.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Naas, author
DePaul University