Deconstruction and Pragmatism by Chantal Mouffe

By Chantal Mouffe

Deconstruction and pragmatism represent of the foremost highbrow impacts at the modern theoretical scene; impacts personified within the paintings of Jacques Derrida and Richard Rorty. either Rortian pragmatism, which attracts the implications of post-war advancements in Anglo-American philosophy, and Derridian deconstruction, which extends and issues the phonomenological and Heideggerian impression at the Continental culture, have hitherto in general been seen as together specific philosophical language games.
The objective of this quantity is to deliver deconstruction and pragmatism into serious war of words with each other via staging a debate among Derrida and Rorty, itself according to discussions that happened on the College foreign de Philosophie in Paris in 1993. the floor for this debate is layed out in introductory papers through Simon Critchley and Ernesto Laclau, and the rest of the amount files Derrida's and Rorty's responses to every other's paintings. Chantal Mouffe supplies an outline of the stakes of this debate in a invaluable preface.

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