Derrida at the Wheel

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:

Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Derrida at the Wheel

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This chapter considers Derrida's views and his works on Western literature, religion, and philosophy. It shows Derrida's admiration for the craft of the potter, and compares the potter's work to that of the philosopher. It attempts not only to talk about the potter's craft in Derrida's work, but also to mold one and to demonstrate what it takes to make a mold (in comparison to Derrida's work).

Keywords: Jacques Derrida; mold; potter; philosophical works

Chapter.  4641 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy of Language

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