Jacques Derrida is one of the most influential and controversial philosophers of the last fifty years. Derrida on Deconstruction introduces and assesses:
- Derrida's life and the background to his philosophy
- the key themes of the critique of metaphysics, language and ethics that characterize his most widely read works
- the continuing importance of Derrida's work to philosophy.
This is a much-needed introduction for philosophy or humanities students undertaking courses on Derrida.