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Myra B
Myra B
8 years ago

He is difficult to read as are most late philosophers…have to keep trying.

inalibrarysomewhere
inalibrarysomewhere
8 years ago

“difference” is all there is.

FN
FN
8 years ago

profound and difficult mind, i am trying to figure out derrida’s writing still.

Princeton Bloke
Princeton Bloke
8 years ago

Gadamer is into dialogue while Derrida is into deconstruction. In understanding, Gadamer suggests that the mind has to be open to the views of another “fusion of horizon”, we keep our pre-conceptions but remaining open and receptive to the meaning perceived and given. While Derrida, says that to understand a particular symbol, the mind has to diffuse all preconceived notions about the symbol. ..is it possible to merge the two? Just thinking out aloud.

Biren S
Biren S
8 years ago

I never understood poststructuralism. Did the thinkers have anything meaningful to say?

paromita
paromita
8 years ago

Was Derrida an atheist? Can anyone tell me some basic things about his ideas?
what does deconstuction have to do with God, or religion?

philo-student
philo-student
8 years ago

Was looking for this Derrida docu, thanks.

Isab
Isab
8 years ago

I’ve been studying Derrida. What is true is that, as a French, the reading of his dierent boks is deeper, because his philosophical langage is not translated. What I’m interested in, is the opinion on non-French people about his thought. (Be sure that I’ve been reading and reading again some diferent kinds of analysis about him).
Merci.

Gwen
Gwen
8 years ago

Is there any online resource/s that explains Derrida in a manner that’s for absolute beginners?

valentina
valentina
8 years ago

In my notes, I have “Truth is change — Truth is difference” after his name and now I have no idea what that means! Silly me. Can anyone throw some light on ‘change’ and ‘difference’?

Christy
Christy
8 years ago

How many languages does Derrida know? someone told me he was 7 lingual, any pointers?

Pallavi
Pallavi
8 years ago

It is interesting to know that Derrida does not have any intellectual lineage – he is the first in the family. Gives hope for some of us :)

marcus
marcus
8 years ago

Is there a Derrida for Dummies?lol

Isabelle
Isabelle
8 years ago

I want to know the exact address of the Derrida house? Is it accessible to public, is there some kind of library/museum?

Chinmayi
Chinmayi
8 years ago

Is there one book that would give me an overview of his philosophy and a basic feel for his style?
‘Of Grammatology’ is a good place to start? I was interested in Writing and Difference, but it’s quite expensive in the store.

Abigail
Abigail
8 years ago

I have to do a report on Deconstruction, due date is pretty far but I just really want to get the low-down on his theory before I get started. Thanks in advance people.

Geetha N
Geetha N
8 years ago

Derrida is difficult to comprehend, most late philosophers are I think .. any comparisons with Cixous and Zizek?