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A Transcendental Sense of Death?: Derrida and the Philosophy of Language

Joshua Kates

in Fielding Derrida

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780823229468
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235209 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823229468.003.0004

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

A Transcendental Sense of Death?:               Derrida and the Philosophy of Language

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This chapter discusses the actual presuppositions of Derrida in the philosophy of language. It focuses on two places where he speaks of a transcendental sense of death associated with writing and language including his “Introduction to Husserl's Origin of Geometry” and Speech and Phenomena.

Keywords: death; Jacques Derrida; philosophy of language; writing; thinking function

Chapter.  11632 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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