The Power Institute Foundation for Art and Visual Culture

Jacques Derrida: Deconstruction Engaged


Edited by Paul Patton and Terry Smith

Jacques Derrida's two Sydney seminars of August 1999 enabled him to present some of the principal themes of his work to non-specialist audiences. As might be expected of a Sydney setting, warmth of feeling and openness of spirit pervaded both occasions. Derrida's willingness to engage with both interlocutors and audiences ensured an exciting demonstration of the subtlety and flexibility of deconstructive thinking in action. This book is reconstructed from the transcripts of those sessions. It provides a clear, systematic and highly accessible introduction to many of the central concerns of Derrida's engagement with philosophy, visual art and politics.

119 pages, paperback.

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