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Deconstruction for Beginners free pdf Deconstruction is so labyrinthine (and rumored to be fatal) that it's become the monster that murdered philosophy. When Jacques Derrida, the father of deconstruction, uses buzz-words such as "phallogocentrism" and "transcendental signified," humanities students and aspiring philosophers may get weak in the knees. Following up on the success of DERRIDA FOR BEGINNERS, Jim Powell's DERRIDA FOR BEGINNERS, is an irreverent romp through deconstructive domains. Though Powell offers lucid explanations of the most important deconstructive ideas and texts, he also dive into lesser known works. One of these, The Right to Look, finds Derrida offering his thoughts on a photo-novella consisting of images of women making love with each other. Powell then goes on to explore how deconstruction, like an unruly mistress, has escaped Derrida, especially in the realm of architecture. Then, based on Derrida's assertion that deconstruction happens differently in different cultures, Powell examines how - through Buddhism and Taoism - deconstruction took place in ancient India, Japan, and China.

About Jim Powell

Jim Powell lives in Santa Barbara, California where he enjoys surfing, writing, playing piano and painting. His other books include "Mandalas: The Dynamics of Vedic Symbolism, ""Energy and Eros, ""The Tao of Symbols, ""Eastern Philosophy For Beginners, ""Derrida For Beginners," and "Postmodernism For Beginners." Jim has a Master's Degree in Religious Studies with an emphasis on Sanskrit and Indology. His thesis was on Vedic mythology. He also holds a Master's Degree in English Literature.

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Author : Jim Powell
Publisher : For Beginners
Data Published : 08 January 2008
ISBN : 1934389269
EAN : 9781934389263
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 168 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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