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By Eftichis Pirovolakis

Offers a optimistic new method of the controversy among hermeneutics and deconstruction.

Written within the aftermath of the deaths of the French philosophers Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) and Paul Ricoeur (1913-2005), this booklet is a crucial and cutting edge research of the contentious relation among deconstruction and hermeneutics. supplying shut readings of Derrida’s and Ricoeur’s writings on phenomenology, psychoanalysis, structuralist linguistics, and Levinasian ethics, Eftichis Pirovolakis introduces the motif of ‘improbable encounters,’ and explicates why the 2 thinkers should be stated to be concurrently with regards to one another and separated through an unbridgeable abyss. Pirovolakis complicates any facile contrast among those pursuits, that are of the main influential streams of continental inspiration, and questions a definite pathos with appreciate to the gap isolating them. Pirovolakis additionally interprets Derrida's short tribute to Ricoeur: "The note: Giving, Naming, Calling," which looks the following in English for the 1st time. The booklet is key interpreting for an individual immersed in continental philosophy or literary theory.

Eftichis Pirovolakis teaches literature and philosophy on the collage of Sussex within the United Kingdom.

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