For Derrida by J. Miller

By J. Miller

This book—the fruits of 40 years of friendship among J. Hillis Miller and Jacques Derrida, within which Miller additionally heavily all Derrida’s writings and seminars—is “for Derrida” in senses. it's “for him,” devoted to his reminiscence. The chapters additionally converse, in acts of studying, as advocates for Derrida’s paintings. They concentration specially on Derrida’s overdue paintings, together with passages from the final, as but unpublished, seminars. The chapters are “partial to Derrida,” on his facet, taking his half, gratefully filing themselves to the call for made by way of Derrida’s writings to be read—slowly, conscientiously, faithfully, with shut cognizance to semantic detail.

The chapters don't growth ahead to inform a sequential tale. they're, relatively, a sequence of views at the heterogeneity of Derrida’s paintings, or forays into that heterogeneity.

The leader aim has been, to borrow a word from Wallace Stevens, “plainly to propound” what Derrida says. The e-book goals, exceptionally, to render Derrida’s writings justice. it may be remembered, besides the fact that, that, in accordance with Derrida himself, each rendering of justice can be a transformative interpretation. A e-book like this one isn't really an alternative to analyzing Derrida for oneself. it really is to be was hoping that it'll inspire readers to just do that.

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