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Deleuze and Derrida: Difference and the Power of the Negative

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2019.07.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Vernon W. Cisney, Deleuze and Derrida: Difference and the Power of the Negative, Edinburgh University Press, 2018, 305pp., $105.00 (hbk), ISBN 9780748696222. Reviewed by Bruce Baugh, Thompson Rivers University What remains for us now of Hegel, Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Derrida and the "philosophy of difference"? In the 1980s, as more and more works by Derrida and Deleuze were translated into English, difference -- or différance, to use Derrida's neologism -- was all the rage in Continental philosophy. As Vernon W. Cisney's book argues, although the names of Derrida and Deleuze were often linked as philosophers of difference, there are important differences between them. Thirty years on, this point has been made often enough that it will be familiar to anyone who has been following this topic, and Cisney's book does not offer much that is new. Yet, this volume usefully summarizes the main points of contrast between what Cisney calls Deleuze's "constructivism"... Read More

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