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Author Pirovolakis, Eftichis, 1970-
Title Reading Derrida and Ricoeur [electronic resource] : improbable encounters between deconstruction and hermeneutics / Eftichis Pirovolakis
Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, c2010. (Baltimore, Md. : Project MUSE, 2013)
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (xii, 226 p.)
Series SUNY series, insinuations : philosophy, psychoanalysis, literature
SUNY series, insinuations
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 207-218) and index
Ricoeur on Husserl and Freud: from a perceptual to a reflective present -- Derrida and the rhythmic discontinuity -- Ricoeur's hermeneuticsof the self -- Secret singularities
"Written in the aftermath of the deaths of the French philosophers Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) and Paul Ricoeur (1913-2005). this book is an important and innovative study of the contentious relation between deconstruction and hermeneutics, Offering close readings of Derrida's andRicoeur's writings on phenomenology, psychoanalysis, structuralist linguistics. and Levinasian ethics, Efrichis Pirovolakis introduces the motif of "improbable encounters," and explicates why the two thinkers maybe said to be simultaneously close to each other and separated by an unbridgeable abyss. Pirovolakiscomplicates any facile distinction between these movements, which are two of the most influential streams of continental thought, and questions a certain pathos with respect to the distance separating them. Pirovolakis also translates Derrida's brief tribute to Ricoeur: "The Word: Giving, Naming, Calling," which appears here in English for the first time. The book is essential reading for anyone immersed in continental philosophy or literary theory."--BOOK JACKET
Description based on print version record
Subject Ricoeur, Paul -- Criticism and interpretation
Derrida, Jacques -- Criticism and interpretation
Criticism -- History -- 20th century
Literature -- Philosophy
Phenomenology and literature
Alt Author Project Muse
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