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Derrida's return to Freud: from phenomenology to politics

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This thesis identifies and explores a ‘return to Freud’ in the work of Jacques Derrida. Resemblances between Derrida’s method of deconstruction and the therapeutic procedure of psychoanalysis have long been a source of debate among critics. Is deconstruction little more than a psychoanalytic reading of the history of philosophy, or is Freud a Derridean avant la lettre? Revealing this dilemma to be a false one, this thesis challenges major interpreters of Derrida such as Jonathan Culler and...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Queen's College, The
Department:
Humanities Division - Medieval and Modern Languages Faculty - French
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Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:c536ba17-c846-45d1-8a57-a39a29bbd56e
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ora:8276

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