Heidegger with Derrida

Being Written

  • Dror Pimentel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 287-297

About this book


Heidegger with Derrida: Being Written attempts, for the first time, to think Heidegger's philosophy through the lens of Derrida's logocentric thesis, according to which speech has, throughout the history of metaphysics, been given primacy over writing. The book offers a detailed account of Derrida's arguments about the debasement of writing, an account that leads to a new definition of writing, conceiving it epistemically, rather than linguistically. Heidegger's analysis of the gaze and critique of the modern subject are shown to have logocentric features. This surprising conclusion entails that Heidegger is well within the metaphysical tradition, which he labored so intently to overcome. The book sheds new light on the philosophical roots of Heidegger’s involvement with Nazism, arguing that his hierarchical thinking--the hallmark of logocentrism and metaphysics—condones violent differentiation between the ‘proper’ race and the Other.


Heidegger Derrida Existentialism Phenomenology Continental

Authors and affiliations

  • Dror Pimentel
    • 1
  1. 1.Bezalel Academy of Art and DesignJerusalemIsrael

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-05691-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-05692-6
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