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Derrida's ‘Eighteenth Century’

Geoffrey Bennington

in Not Half No End

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780748639854
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652105 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639854.003.0008
Derrida's ‘Eighteenth Century’

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This chapter discusses the concept of ‘scare-quotes’. It studies the function of ‘scare-quotes’ for suspending a potentially problematic term or concept. It then looks at Derrida's use of words that are already in quotation marks, and how these quotation marks can affect Derrida's Eighteenth Century.

Keywords: scare-quotes; Eighteenth Century; quotation marks; problematic term

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Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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