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January 16: Derrida and Deconstruction

Jacques Derrida was one of the most influential and also one of the most polarizing philosophers of the twentieth century.  With his method of “deconstruction,” Derrida provided critiques not only of literary trends and philosophical ideas but also political institutions.  He won many followers among humanists, but analytical philosophers tended to be skeptical that Deconstructionism was anything more than a fancy name for a mélange of half-understood ideas.  John and Ken take on Derrida and his ideas with Joshua Kates from Indiana University, author of Fielding Derrida: Deconstruction in the Fields of Philosophy, History, and Beyond.

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