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Analogy and Anagram

Michael Naas

in Derrida From Now On

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780823229581
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823235162 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5422/fso/9780823229581.003.0003

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Analogy and Anagram

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This chapter describes how Derrida comments on the works of Plato, and how he relates analogy as coextensive with the history of Platonic metaphysics, and relating anagram as a philosophy of writing. It also explains why Derrida is so insistent in distinguishing Plato the Good from Khōra (an essay which focuses on “Plato's Pharmacy”).

Keywords: Jacques Derrida; Plato; Khora; Plato's Pharmacy

Chapter.  11690 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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