The Concept of World from Kant to Derrida

2014.05.32 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Sean Gaston, The Concept of World from Kant to Derrida, Rowman & Littlefield, 2013, 241pp., $39.95 (pbk), ISBN
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2014.05.32 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Sean Gaston, The Concept of World from Kant to Derrida, Rowman & Littlefield, 2013, 241pp., $39.95 (pbk), ISBN 9781783480012. Reviewed by J. Colin McQuillan, St. Mary's University (TX) Sean Gaston has written a book that traces the concept of world from Kant to Derrida. Between these two termini, he discusses Hegel, Husserl, and Heidegger. Each figure is assigned a different conception of world -- Kant's is regulative, Hegel's is categorical, Husserl's is phenomenological, Heidegger's is comparative, Derrida's is "uncontained without being absolutely uncontained" (xiii) -- which Gaston develops through readings of their texts. He hopes his readings will separate the concepts of "the world," "my world," and "a contained world-like domain," as well as "what is merely in the world" and "the world as a whole" (x). Gaston also. . .

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