By Leonard Lawlor
"[A] awesome work... that would certainly form the dialogue on Derrida for years to come." ―Rodolphe Gasché
What is the character of the connection of Jacques Derrida and deconstruction to Edmund Husserl and phenomenology? Is deconstruction an intensive departure from phenomenology or does it hint its origins to the phenomenological undertaking? In Derrida and Husserl, Leonard Lawlor illuminates Husserl’s impact at the French philosophical culture that encouraged Derrida’s notion. starting with Eugen Fink’s pivotal essay on Husserl’s philosophy, Lawlor conscientiously reconstructs the conceptual context within which Derrida built his interpretation of Husserl. Lawlor’s investigations of the paintings of Jean Cavaillès, Tran-Duc-Thao, and Jean Hyppolite, in addition to contemporary texts by way of Derrida, demonstrate the intensity of Derrida’s courting to Husserl’s phenomenology. alongside the best way, Lawlor revisits and sheds mild at the beginning of many very important Derridean ideas, reminiscent of deconstruction, the metaphysics of presence, différance, intentionality, the hint, and spectrality.