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Beginnings And Ends

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/9780748639854.003.0011
Beginnings And Ends

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This chapter briefly discusses the ‘beginnings’ and ‘ends’ in Derrida's thinking. It introduces the concept of metaphysics, which tries to bring things back to a simple origin point. It also considers the arguments of ‘origin’ and telos.

Keywords: beginnings; ends; metaphysics; origin point; origin argument; telos argument

Chapter.  1047 words. 

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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