Marges de la philosophie.

DERRIDA Jacques (1972.)

£1750.00  [First Edition]

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First edition. 8vo. 396, [2] pp. Original printed wrappers. A near fine copy, with the publisher's prospectus loosely inserted. Paris, Les Éditions de Minuit, Collection "Critique".

An excellent association copy of one of Derrida's most important philosophical works, inscribed by the author to his Master's Thesis supervisor Maurice de Gandillac: 'Pour Monsieur et Madame Maurice et Geneviève de Gandillac, en signs de fidèle amitié, J. Derrida' in red ink to the half title.

Maurice de Gandillac (1906-2006) was Professor of History of the Middle Ages and Renaissance Philosophy at the Sorbonne from 1946 to 1977, where he exercised considerable influence over Derrida generation of philosophers; indeed, his list of students reads almost as a 'who's who' of post-structuralist philosophers, including Derrida as well as Gilles Deleuze, Michel Foucault, Louis Althusser and Jean-François Lyotard, amongst others. Gandillac supervised Derrida's diplôme d'études supérieures, the equivalent of a modern Master's Thesis, on The Problem of Genesis in Husserl's Philosophy. 

"In this densely imbricated volume Derrida pursues his devoted, relentless dismantling of the philosophical tradition, the tradition of Plato, Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Husserl, Heidegger - each dealt with in one or more of the essays. There are essays too on linguistics (Saussure, Benveniste, Austin) and on the nature of metaphor ('White Mythology'), the latter with important implications for literary theory. Derrida is fully in control of a dazzling stylistic register in this book - a source of true illumination for those prepared to follow his arduous path" (Alexander Gelley, Library Journal).

Stock Code: 243741

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