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Explores the biographical, historical and philosophical connections between Jacques Derrida and Michel Foucault
Derrida and Foucault are unquestionably two of the most influential philosophers of the 20th century. Both share a similar motivation to challenge our fundamental structures of meaning – in texts, political structures, and epistemic and discursive practices – in order to inspire new ways of thinking.
Between Foucault and Derrida explores the notorious Cogito debate and includes: the central articles, an important piece by Jean-Marie Beyssade, along with a letter Foucault wrote to Beyssade in response – both these pieces available for the first time in English translation. In the second part of the book, 10 essays written by some of the most well-known scholars working in contemporary continental philosophy address the various philosophical intersections and divergences of these two profoundly important thinkers.
- The first collection of the central essays involved in the Cogito debate between Foucault and Derrida
- Includes the first English translations of Jean-Marie Beyssade's important 1973 article on the debate and Foucault's letter in response to it
- Some of the best-known scholars working in continental philosophy today examine where Foucault and Derrida converge and diverge, and how they ultimately shaped each other's projects
Amy Allen • Ellen Armour • Yubraj Aryal • Jean-Marie Beyssade • Vernon W. Cisney • Jacques Derrida • Fred Evans • Michele Foucault • Peter Gratton • Leonard Lawlor • Edward McGushin • Nicolae Morar • Jeff Nealon • Christopher Penfield • Arkady Plotnitsk • Paul Rekret • Alan Schrift