Spectres of Marx

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Derrida forced a rethinking of the basic concepts and categories of Western philosophy in the latter part of the 20th century. His writings have been central to our understanding of language, meaning, identity, ethics and values. Here he reconsiders Marxism.

ISBN: 9780415389570 Author: Derrida, Jacques Publisher: Routledge Publication Date: 1st May 2006 Imprint: Routledge Cover: Paperback Dewey: 335.401 (edition:22) Pages: 258 Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

Prodigiously influential, Jacques Derrida gave rise to a comprehensive rethinking of the basic concepts and categories of Western philosophy in the latter part of the twentieth century, with writings central to our understanding of language, meaning, identity, ethics and values.

In 1993, a conference was organized around the question, ‘Whither Marxism?’, and Derrida was invited to open the proceedings. His plenary address, ‘Specters of Marx’, delivered in two parts, forms the basis of this book. Hotly debated when it was first published, a rapidly changing world and world politics have scarcely dented the relevance of this book.

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