The Resource Derrida, myth, and the impossibility of philosophy, Anais Spitzer

Derrida, myth, and the impossibility of philosophy, Anais Spitzer

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Derrida, myth, and the impossibility of philosophy
Title
Derrida, myth, and the impossibility of philosophy
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Anais Spitzer
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Language
eng
Summary
In Derrida, Myth and the Impossibility of Philosophy, Anais N. Spitzer shows that philosophy cannot separate itself from myth since myth is an inevitable condition of the possibility of philosophy. Bombarded by narratives that terrorize and repress, we may often consider myth to be constrictive dogma or, at best, something to be readily disregarded as unphilosophical and irrelevant. However, such dismissals miss a crucial aspect of myth. Harnessing the insights of Jacques Derridaʹs deconstruction and Mark C. Taylorʹs philosophical reading of complexity theory, Derrida, Myth and the Impossibility of Philosophy provocatively reframes the pivotal relation of myth to thinking and to philosophy, demonstrating that myth's inherent ambiguity engenders vital and inescapable deconstructive propensities. Exploring myth's disruptive presence, Spitzer shows that philosophy cannot separate itself from myth. Instead, myth is an inevitable condition of the possibility of philosophy. This study provides a nuanced account of myth in the postmodern era, not only laying out the deconstructive underpinnings of myth in philosophy and religion, but establishing the very necessity of myth in the study of ideas. -- Publisher description from http://www.continuumbooks.com (Oct. 10, 2011)
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Spitzer, Anais
Index
index present
LC call number
B2430.D484
LC item number
S65 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Philosophy, aesthetics and cultural theory.
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  • Derrida, Jacques
  • Taylor, Mark C
  • Derrida, Jacques
  • Taylor, Mark C
  • Derrida, Jacques
  • Taylor, Mark C
  • Derrida, Jacques
  • Myth
  • Philosophy
  • Myth
  • Philosophy
  • Mythos
  • Philosophie
  • Dekonstruktion
  • Komplexitätstheorie
  • Mythos
  • Logos
  • Philosophie
Label
Derrida, myth, and the impossibility of philosophy, Anais Spitzer
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-187) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
1. 'what, after, of the remain(s) ... ' --- 2. Soliciting Philosophy's Tears --- 3. Rend(er)ing the Pharmakon: The Would Without a Cure --- 4. Secreting Myth: To Think Sa Otherwise --- 5. Myth and the Gift, If There is Any
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxv, 198 pages
Isbn
9781441100207
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010040688
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)535494749
  • (OCoLC)ocn535494749
Label
Derrida, myth, and the impossibility of philosophy, Anais Spitzer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 181-187) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. 'what, after, of the remain(s) ... ' --- 2. Soliciting Philosophy's Tears --- 3. Rend(er)ing the Pharmakon: The Would Without a Cure --- 4. Secreting Myth: To Think Sa Otherwise --- 5. Myth and the Gift, If There is Any
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xxv, 198 pages
Isbn
9781441100207
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010040688
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)535494749
  • (OCoLC)ocn535494749

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