Introducing Derrida

A Graphic Guide

Jeff Collins, illustrated by Bill Mayblin
AUD $12.99

Brilliant illustrated guide to the best-known and most controversial European philosopher of the latter half of the 20th century.

Jacques Derrida is the most famous philosopher of the late 20th century. Yet Derrida has undermined the rules of philosophy, rejected its methods, broken its procedures and contaminated it with literary styles of writing. Derrida's philosophy is a puzzling array of oblique, deviant and yet rigorous tactics for destabilizing texts, meanings and identities.'Deconstructio', as these strategies have been called, is reviled and celebrated in equal measure.

Derrida: A Graphic Guide introduces and explains his work, taking us on an intellectual adventure that disturbs some of our most comfortable habits of thought.

This series of graphic guides covers every key thinker and topic in philosophy, psychology, science, politics, religion, cultural studies, linguistics and more. Written by experts and illustrated by leading graphic artists, there is no better way to acquaint yourself with the biggest and best ideas humanity has ever come up with.

Author bio:

Jeff Collins is a Lecturer in Art History at the University of Plymouth. Bill Mayblin is a senior partner in the London design practice the Information Design Workshop.

Category: Philosophy
ISBN: 9781848312050
Publisher: Icon Books
Imprint: Icon
Pub Date: April 2011
Page Extent: 176
Format: Paperback
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Philosophy