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Deconstruction and Democracy Alex Thomson

Deconstruction and Democracy

Alex Thomson

Published December 15th 2007
ISBN : 9780826499899
Paperback
238 pages
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No democracy without deconstruction: Deconstruction and Democracy evaluates and substantiates Derridas provocative claim, assessing the importance of this influential and controversial contemporary philosophers work for political thought. DerridaMoreNo democracy without deconstruction: Deconstruction and Democracy evaluates and substantiates Derridas provocative claim, assessing the importance of this influential and controversial contemporary philosophers work for political thought. Derrida addressed political questions more and more explicitly in his writing, yet there is still confusion over the politics of deconstruction. Alex Thomson argues for a fresh understanding of Derridas work, which acknowledges both the political dimension of deconstruction and its potential contribution to our thinking about politics. The book provides cogent analysis and exegesis of Derridas political writings- explores the implications for political theory and practice of Derridas work- and brings Derridas work into dialogue with other major strands of contemporary political thought. Deconstruction and Democracy is the clearest and most detailed engagement available with the politics of deconstruction, and is a major contribution to scholarship on the later works of Jacques Derrida, most notably his Politics of Friendship.