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Foucault/Derrida Fifty Years Later: The Futures of Genealogy, Deconstruction, and Politics

2017.04.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Olivia Custer, Penelope Deutscher, and Samir Haddad (eds.), Foucault/Derrida Fifty Years Later: The Futures of Genealogy,
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2017.04.15 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Olivia Custer, Penelope Deutscher, and Samir Haddad (eds.), Foucault/Derrida Fifty Years Later: The Futures of Genealogy, Deconstruction, and Politics, Columbia University Press, 2016, 234pp., $35.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780231171953. Reviewed by Christopher Penfield, Sweet Briar College The 'debate' between Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida on the history of reason's exclusion of madness is famous for the polemical charge, rhetorical force, and intellectual acuity it displays. Less well-known are the debate's philosophical stakes, not only for the careers of Derrida and Foucault, but for the legacy of their competing methodologies for critical thought today. The aim of Olivia Custer, Penelope Deutscher, and Samir Haddad's edited volume is precisely to plumb and cultivate the critical philosophic wealth of a debate the dimensions of which have, until recently, gone all-too-untended. In their instructive. . .

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