The Deconstruction of Time (Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy)

The Deconstruction of Time (Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy)

By: David Wood (author)Paperback

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Originally published in 1989, The Deconstruction of Time was the first to examine what has become the fundamental, even defining, project in continental philosophy: double rethinking. Begun by Husserl, this area of inquiry partially seeks to rethink time in terms of our experience of it; a second aspect of the project, begun by Heidegger, is an attempt to rethink our selves (and philosophy itself) in terms of the results of that initial rethinking. Using Derrida as his point of reference, Wood undertakes a critical reformulation of the project through discussions of Nietzsche, Husserl, and Heidegger. The Deconstruction of Time is a critical history of the development of the topic, but also more: it includes important contributions to the phenomenology of time (as ""cosmic,"" ""dialectical,"" ""phenomenal,"" and so on) and a rereading of Derrida himself. In recent years considerations of Wood's themes have grown in import. The Deconstruction of Time is a groundbreaking study of a topic that has become vital in continental philosophy.

About Author

David Wood (born 1946, Oxford, England) is a professor of philosophy at Vanderbilt University.

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  • ISBN13: 9780810118089
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 448
  • ID: 9780810118089
  • ISBN10: 0810118084

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