Jacques Derrida (1930-2004)
Major Work: Writing and Difference
Concepts: deconstruction, dissemination, hermeneutics
Key figures: Athusser, Foucault, Bataille,

Extension of critique of metahphysics to representation and the text. Deconstruction of textual meaning in order to discover inconsistencies and anomalies that undermine the text. Deconstruction maintains an inherent scepticism about the possibility of meaning, and understands that meaning is derived through the process of reading which is undecidable.

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Spectres of Marx. What is Ideology? (1994)

Grammatology. Chapter II (1967)

Introduction to Hegel's semiology (1971)

Structure, Sign, and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences. From Writing and Difference (1978)

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