PHI 312 - DERRIDA UN-LIMITED 
 

CONTEMPORARY EUROPEAN PHILOSOPHY

SPRING SEMESTER 2006
Prof. Hugh J. Silverman

Mondays & Wednesdays 5:20-6:40 p.m

Office: Harriman Hall 203 - Office Telephone: (631) 632-7592

Office Hours: Wednesdays - 3:00 - 5:00 and by appointment

 

CODES TEXT AUTHOR/EDITOR
DERRIDA READER A DERRIDA READER Ed. Peggy Kamuf
MARGINS `MARGINS OF PHILOSOPHY Jacques Derrida
D&D DERRIDA AND DECONSTRUCTION Ed. Hugh J. Silverman
TEXTUALITIES TEXTUALITIES: BETWEEN HERMENEUTICS AND DECONSTRUCTION Hugh J. Silverman
rec. RECOMMENDED READINGS  

 

DATE TOPIC TYPE READING CH TEXT PUB. DATE
Jan. 23 & 25

 

INTRODUCTION

<Jacques Derrida and Deconstruction>

 

DERRIDA READER

 

CH. 12

CH. 3

"Letter to a Japanes Friend"

"Difference"

[1968]
    rec. TEXTUALITIES CH. 1-5    
Jan 30 & Feb. 1 

DERRIDA AND HUSSERL

<On Signs and Meaning>

  DERRIDA READER CH. 1 from SPEECH AND PHENOMENA [1967]
      MARGINS   "Form and Meaning" [1967]
    rec. D & D CH. 8 on Derrida's Husserl  
Feb. 6 & 8

 

DERRIDA AND HEIDEGGER

<On Being, Time, and Writing>

  DERRIDA READER CH. 2 from OF GRAMMATOLOGY [1967]
      MARGINS   "Ousia and Gramme" [1968]
    rec. D & D CH. 9 on Derrida's Heidegger  
Feb. 13 & 15

 

DERRIDA AND DE SAUSSURE

<On Meaning and Difference>

 

POSITIONS

 

 

"Semiology and Grammatology"

 

[1968]
      MARGINS   "Hegel's Semiology" [1968]
Feb. 20 & 22

 

DERRIDA AND FREUD / LACAN

<On Legacies and the Letter>

  DERRIDA READER

CH. 21

 

 

"To Speculate -- On Freud" [1980]
        CH. 19 from "Le Facteur de la verite" [1980]
        CH 20 from "Envois" [1980]
    rec. D & D CH. 7 on Derrida's Freud  
Feb. 27 & Mar. 1

DERRIDA AND AUSTIN / SEARLE

<On Communication and Performativity>

 

  MARGINS   "Signature Event Context" [1972]

mid-term exam

           
Mar. 6 & 8

DERRIDA AND KANT / SARTRE / FOUCAULT

<On Ends>

 

  MARGINS   "The Ends of Man" [1972]
Mar 13 & 15

DERRIDA AND NIETZSCHE / HEIDEGGER

<On Style, Truth, and Sexual Difference>

  SPURS: NIETZSCHE'S STYLES

 

 

  [1974]
             
      DERRIDA READER CH. 18 from "Choreographies" [1982]
      DERRIDA READER CH. 16 from "Geschlecht" [1987]
    rec. D & D   on Derrida's Nietzsche  
Mar 20 & 22

DERRIDA AND HEIDEGGER

<On Being, Spirit, and Specters>

 

OF SPIRIT:

HEIDEGGER AND THE QUESTION

    [1987]
      DERRIDA READER CH. 13 from "Restitutions"  
Mar 27 & 29

 

DERRIDA AND LEVINAS

<On Time, Place, and Identity>

  DERRIDA READER CH. 17 from "At this Very Moment..." [1987]
             
Apr. 3 & 5

DERRIDA AND LEVINAS

<On Time, Place, and Identity>

  ADIEU TO EMMANUEL LEVINAS     [1997]
paper due   rec. D & D CH. 11 on Derrida's Levinas  
Apr. 10 & 12 SPRING RECESS        
Apr. 17 & 19

 

DERRIDA, MERLEAU-PONTY, AND NANCY

<On Touching and the Body>

  ON TOUCHING--JEAN-LUC NANCY     [2000]
Apr. 24 & 26

DERRIDA, MERLEAU-PONTY, AND NANCY

<On Touching and the Body>

  ON TOUCHING--JEAN-LUC NANCY      
May 1 & 3

DERRIDA

AND THE FUTURES OF

CONTINENTAL PHILOSOPHY

  ON TOUCHING--JEAN-LUC NANCY      
May 10-16 WEEK OF FINAL EXAMS          
             
             
             

 

RECOMMENDED READINGS:

  • Derrida / Bennington : JACQUES DERRIDA - CIRCUMFESSIONS (University of Chicago Press)
  • Derrida (eds. Pascale-Anne Brault and Michael Naas): WORKS OF MOURNING (University of Chicago Press)
  • Hugh J. Silverman: TEXTUALITIES: BETWEEN HERMENEUTICS AND DECONSTRUCTION (Routledge)
  • There is also a massive 880 page bibliography of Derrida by W. Schultz and L. Fried (Garland, 1992)
  • Peter Krapp maintains an excellent Bibliography of Derrida's Writings at: