Not a Book Review: “An Event, Perhaps A Biography of Jacques Derrida”

“I have only one language and it is not my own.” Jacques Derrida Peter Salmon, an Australian novelist, has written a brilliant biography on French philosopher Jacques Derrida, aptly titled “An Event, Perhaps A Biography of Jacques Derrida.” In philosophy, the word Event has a particular significance. An Event is considered an occurrence that shatters… Read More Not a Book Review: “An Event, Perhaps A Biography of Jacques Derrida”

Notes on Derrida’s “Structure, Sign, and Play”

  “language bears within itself the necessity of its own critique” While I am yet to fully grasp the argument put forth by Derrida, here is a meagre attempt nonetheless. According to Derrida, there was an event causing a rupture in Western philosophy – Structuralism. Following this event, we can think about and assess the… Read More Notes on Derrida’s “Structure, Sign, and Play”