The notorious French philosopher, literary critic and film star(!) First translated in 1983, Dissemination contains three of Derrida's most central and seminal works: 'Plato's Pharmacy', 'The Double Session' and 'Dissemination'. The essays provide original readings of philosophy and literature, and present a re-evaluation of the logic of meaning and the function of writing in Western discourse. This is a groundbreaking work on the relationship and interplay between language, literature and philosophy.
Jacques Derrida (1930-) is Professor of Philosophy at Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris. Regarded as the founding father of Deconstruction, his influence on contemporary thought has been enormous. His impact on modern Continental philosophy was assured by the simultaneous publication, in 1967, of Speech and Phenomena, Writing and Difference and Of Grammatology.