3. Language: Speech and Writing.
4. Deconstructing the Text: Literature and Philosophy.
5. Deconstruction and Psychoanalysis.
6. The Ethics and Politics of Deconstruction and the Deconstruction of Ethics and Politics.
Christina Howells is Reader in French and Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford.
"Christina Howells has written a sharply focused study which will
delight equally those who have not yet started reading Derrida and
those who cannot stop. Its concise and elegant expositions of texts
ranging from his very early to his very recent ones will disarm all
but the most dogmatic of Derridaphobes, showing them gently but
firmly that their resistance arises from their own misconstruction
of how deconstruction works. All Derridaphiles will wish that they
themselves had written this just and responsible book." John
Llewelyn, lately Reader in Philosophy at the University of
Edinburgh and Visiting Professor at the University of Memphis and
Loyola University of Chicago
"As we have come to expect from Christina Howells' exemplary
earlier work on Sartre, this book on Derrida is comprehensively
researched, clearly written and strongly argued. It is a valuable
and much-needed addition to the literature that will be essential
reading for anybody interested in Derrida." Simon Critchley,
University of Essex
"interesting - her claims around the idea that deconstructive readings subject philosophical texts "to the same kind of analysis as literary ones" are particularly thought-provoking" Simon Glendinning, Times Literary Supplement