Derrida, Jacques (1930–2004)

DOI: 10.4324/9780415249126-DE010-2
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List of works

  • Derrida, J. (1962) ‘L’Origine de la géométrie’ de Husserl: Traduction et introduction, Paris: Presses Universitaires de France; trans. D. Allison, Edmund Husserl’s ‘Origin of Geometry’: An Introduction, Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 1978.

    (On the impossibility of effecting a phenomenological reduction of writing.)

  • Derrida, J. (1967) ‘Freud et la scène de l’écriture’ in L’Ecriture et la différence, Paris: Seuil; trans. A. Bass, ‘Freud and the Scene of Writing, ’ in Writing and Difference, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1978, pp. 196–231.

    (An early essay on the role played by différance in the work of Freud.)

  • Derrida, J. (1967) La Voix et le phénomène: Introduction au problème du signe dans la phénoménologie de Husserl, Paris: Presses Universitaires de France; trans. D. Allison, Speech and Phenomena and Other Essays on Husserl’s Theory of Signs, Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1973.

    (An attempt to show that Husserl is unable to appeal to the ‘living present’ without grounding this appeal in a constitutive relation to alterity and death.)

  • Derrida, J. (1967) De la grammatologie, Paris: Les Éditions de Minuit; trans. G. Spivak, Of Grammatology, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1974.

    (Shows how writing has been represented within the ‘metaphysics of presence’.)

  • Derrida, J. (1972) La Dissémination, Paris: Seuil; trans. B. Johnson, Dissemination, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1983.

    (Contains a lengthy essay on Plato’s conception of writing.)

  • Derrida, J. (1974) Glas, Paris: Galilée; trans. J. Leavey and R. Rand, Glas, Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1986.

    (A bifurcated text that juxtaposes readings of Hegel and the French writer Jean Genet.)

  • Derrida, J. (1980) La Carte postale: de Socrate à Freud et au-delà, Paris: Flammarion; trans. A. Bass, The Post Card: From Socrates to Freud and Beyond, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1987.

    (A sustained argument with the psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan.)

  • Derrida, J. (1990) Du droit à la philosophie, Paris: Galilée; trans. J. Plug et al., Who’s Afraid of Philosophy?: Right to Philosophy I, Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2002; Eyes of the University: Right to Philosophy II, Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2004.

    (A collection of Derrida’s many writings on the university and the teaching of philosophy.)

  • Derrida, J. (1990) Le Problème de la genèse dans la philosophie de Husserl, Paris: Presses Universitaires de France; trans. M. Hobson, The Problem of Genesis in Husserl’s Philosophy, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.

    (Derrida’s 1954 dissertation, in which he had not yet developed the principal themes of deconstruction.)

  • Derrida, J. (1991) Donner le temps, 1. La fausse monnaie, Paris: Galilée; trans. P. Kamuf, Given Time: 1. Counterfeit Money, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1992.

    (Reflects on the idea that pure gift-giving is both impossible and ineliminable.)

  • Derrida, J. (1991) L’autre cap suivi de La démocratie ajournée, Paris: Les Éditions de Minuit; trans. P.-A. Brault and M. Naas, The Other Heading: Reflections on Today’s Europe, Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1992.

    (On the possibility of a different way of thinking about European politics.)

  • Derrida, J. (1993) Spectres de Marx: l’état de la dette, le travail du deuil, et la nouvelle internationale, Paris: Galilée; trans. P. Kamuf, Specters of Marx: The State of the Debt, the Work of Mourning, and the New International, New York: Routledge, 1994.

    (Develops the idea of an ethical and political hauntology.)

  • Derrida, J. (1996) Apories, Paris: Galilée; trans. T. Dutoit, Aporias, Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 1994.

    (On Heidegger, Levinas, and Freud’s conceptions of the relationship between death and alterity.)

  • Derrida, J. (1997) Cosmopolites de tous les pays, encore un effort!, Paris: Galilée; trans. M. Dooley, ‘On Cosmopolitanism‘, in On Cosmopolitanism and Forgiveness, New York: Routledge, 2001.

    (On the politics and ethics of hospitality.)

  • Derrida, J. (1997) ‘Hostipitality‘, trans. G. Anidjar, in Acts of Religion, ed. G. Anidjar, New York: Routledge, 2001.

    (First published in English, a series of lectures on the politics and ethics of hospitality.)

  • Derrida, J. (2003) Voyous, Paris: Galilée; trans. P.-A. Brault and M. Naas, Rogues: Two Essays on Reason, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2005.

    (Two essays that reflect on the concept of a ‘rogue state’.)

References and further reading

  • Abraham, N. and Torok, M. (1994) The Shell and the Kernel Vol. 1, trans. and ed. N. Rand, Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.

    (Psychoanalytic essays that prefigure Derrida’s conception of hauntology.)

  • Cornell, D. (1992) The Philosophy of the Limit, New York: Routledge.

    (Emphasizes the ethical and political dimensions of deconstruction.)

  • Evans, J. (1991) Strategies of Deconstruction: Derrida and the Myth of the Voice, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

    (A critique of Derrida’s reading of Husserl.)

  • Gasché, R. (1986) The Tain of the Mirror: Derrida and the Philosophy of Reflection, Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

    (A seminal study of the relationship between deconstruction and German idealism.)

  • Gasché, R. (1994) Inventions of Difference: On Jacques Derrida, Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

    (Further elaborations on the relationship between Derrida’s work and the critical tradition.)

  • Hegel, G. W. F. (1830) Hegel’s Philosophy of Mind, Part Three of the Encyclopaedia of the Philosophical Sciences, trans. William Wallace, New York: Oxford, 1971, pp. 215ff.

    (The last and most comprehensive version of Hegel’s system.)

  • Heidegger, M. (1927) Sein und Zeit, trans. J. Macquarrie and E. Robinson, Being and Time, New York: Harper & Row, 1962.

    (Heidegger’s magnum opus, which speaks of the need for a ‘destruction’ of the ‘history of ontology’.)

  • Husserl, E. (1900–1) Logische Untersuchungen, in Husserliana, vols 18–19, 1950; trans. J. N. Findlay, Logical Investigations, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 2 vols, 1970.

    (Husserl’s first phenomenological work.)

  • Kates, J. (2005) Essential History: Jacques Derrida and the Development of Deconstruction, Evanston: Northwestern University Press.

    (The first developmental account of Derrida’s engagement with the work of Husserl.)

  • Lawlor, L. (2002) Derrida and Husserl: The Basic Problem of Phenomenology, Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

    (A clear presentation of the relationship between deconstruction and phenomenology.)

  • Naas, M. (2002) Taking on the Tradition: Jacques Derrida and the Legacies of Deconstruction, Palo Alto: Stanford University Press.

    (Close readings of Derrida’s writings on the history of philosophy.)

Citing this article:
Cutrofello, Andrew. Bibliography. Derrida, Jacques (1930–2004), 2006, doi:10.4324/9780415249126-DE010-2. Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Taylor and Francis,
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