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Derrida Vis-à-vis LacanInterweaving Deconstruction and Psychoanalysis$
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Andrea Hurst

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780823228744

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: March 2011

DOI: 10.5422/fso/9780823228744.001.0001

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Derrida: Différance and the “Plural Logic of the Aporia”

Derrida: Différance and the “Plural Logic of the Aporia”

(p.72) 3 Derrida: Différance and the “Plural Logic of the Aporia”
Derrida Vis-à-vis Lacan

Andrea Hurst

Fordham University Press

This chapter offers a detailed account of Jacques Derrida's quasi-transcendental thinking. It tries to undo the ties of the interpretative straitjacket that binds Derrida's thinking into an aneconomic freeplay of differences, which sees “deconstruction” as merely the hysterical dismantling of any construction. It also lays a basis for grasping Derrida's deconstructive readings of Sigmund Freud. The discussion begins by criticizing Richard Rorty's early misreadings, which provide excellent material for an attempt to counter the one-sidedness of readings that make of Derrida's philosophical strategy a freeplay relativism. To counter such misreadings, this chapter offers an account of différance in accordance with the “plural logic of the aporia”, aligning “différance as temporization” with the economic aporia and “différance as spacing” with the aneconomic aporia.

Keywords:   Jacques Derrida, plural logic of the aporia, deconstruction, Sigmund Freud, Richard Rorty, différance, economic aporia, aneconomic aporia

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