Verstellung (“Misplacement”)

Leonard Lawlor

in The Implications of Immanence

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print December 2006 | ISBN: 9780823226535
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235742 | DOI:

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Verstellung             (“Misplacement”)

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This chapter presents an attempt to follow the idea that “immanence is complete.” In writing Derrida and Husserl: The Basic Problem of Phenomenology the author was guided by this particular Hyppolitian idea. However, Derrida and Husserl did not consider the relation of Derrida's thought to that of Hegel. As the title indicates, it considered the relation of Derrida's thought to Husserl's phenomenology. Husserlian phenomenology, like that of Hegel (and Hyppolite was aware of this), is one way of completing immanence, and therefore it overcomes Platonism: the primary implication of completing immanence. But perhaps there are other ways to complete immanence and thus other implications beyond the overcoming of Platonism. Derrida is a phenomenologist, but he is also something else.

Keywords: Derrida and Husserl; immanence; Jean Hyppolite

Chapter.  4362 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Religion

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