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Derrida After the End of Writing: Political Theology and New Materialism

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2018.08.37 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Clayton Crockett, Derrida After the End of Writing: Political Theology and New Materialism, Fordham University Press, 2017, 183pp., $100.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780823277834. Reviewed by Vernon W. Cisney, Gettysburg College I have been a fan of Crockett's work since his 2013 volume, Deleuze Beyond Badiou: Ontology, Multiplicity, and Event (Columbia University Press). So I was ecstatic when given the opportunity to review his most recent book. With this work, Crockett makes a powerful and compelling argument for the ingredients of a 'New Materialism' embedded in Derrida's notion of 'archē-writing,' a materialism that is spiritual without being dualistic, and speaks to contemporary issues of the sciences and ecological thought, areas that have typically been approached via the more Deleuzian wings of contemporary continental philosophy. This book certainly did not disappoint. For decades, Derrida himself, as well as. . .

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