Download Derrida and Differance by David Wood, Robert Bernasconi PDF

By David Wood, Robert Bernasconi

Show description

Read or Download Derrida and Differance PDF

Similar phenomenology books

Phenomenology of Space and Time: The Forces of the Cosmos and the Ontopoietic Genesis of Life: Book 1 (Analecta Husserliana, Volume 116)

This booklet celebrates the investigative energy of phenomenology to discover the phenomenological experience of area and time together with the phenomenology of intentionality, the invisible, the sacred, and the magical. It examines the process existence via its ontopoietic genesis, beginning the cosmic sphere to emblems.

Feminist Interpretations of Emmanuel Levinas

This quantity of essays investigates the query of Levinas's courting to feminist suggestion. Levinas breaks with Heidegger's phenomenology by means of realizing the moral relation to the ''Other,'' the face-to-face, as exceeding the language of ontology.

Réapprendre á Voir Le Monde: Merleau-Ponty face au miroir lacanien

C’est en interrogeant l. a. Phénoménologie de l. a. conception de Maurice Merleau-Ponty que cette étude tâche d’élaborer une belief de los angeles philosophie comme un apprentissage perceptif qui dépasserait l’opposition entre théorie et praxis. Le sujet empirique et son « perspective naturelle » sont appelés � retrouver los angeles couche pré-objective qui fonde le monde objectif, � retrouver le corps vivant qui fonde le corps constitué et figé.

Platonic legacies

Demonstrates how archaic Platonism has a profound value for modern idea. In Platonic Legacies John Sallis addresses definite archaic or exorbitant moments in Platonism. His hindrance is to reveal such moments as these expressed within the Platonic word "beyond being" and within the enigmatic observe chora.

Additional info for Derrida and Differance

Example text

I perceive, for instance, the lamp at some moment, but this focus also points to moments beyond. It bears the sense that the lamp was there before I looked (the past), and that it will be here later (the future). In fact while I have been maintaining my gaze, time is passing; it is already later. Our basic perceptual experience then is not a collection of sense-data given as distinct snapshots. Rather it is lived as an engagement with what is beyond me, what exceeds and transcends my gaze and caress: coherent, holistic things, other living beings, and a three-dimensional locale with temporal dimensions.

Well, then, let’s try closing our eyes tightly, or going into a sensory deprivation tank. The blackness there might be taken as a simple, context-free sensation. However, Merleau-Ponty argues that this procedure for identifying a pure sense-datum, by definition, is to not sense: “A really homogeneous area offering nothing to be perceived cannot be given to any perception” (PP 4). In other words, to sense is to sense something; this third tactic (sensory deprivation) tries to identify simple sensory content by eliminating all such content.

One front of his critique is against the notion that, in perception, the mind or brain creates ideal duplicates of things by building up atomic sense-impressions. This, Merleau-Ponty argues, is an abstract theory predicated on the sensation fallacy, a theory that ignores and contradicts what we live in perception. The second front is closely related to the first: it targets the notion that perception is located in my mind or brain, that perception is an internal screen covering the external reality.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.90 of 5 – based on 45 votes