The Other’s Other: Alienation After Derrida

The concept of alienation at its core implies that the true nature of something, its essence, or its actual existence is divorced from its real nature. This definition depends on essentialism; the idea that there is a true nature to things, hence it is a metaphysical concept. What is this true nature? It varies widely …

Differance

Derrida’s philosophy of Differance was the central position he felt most at ease with when considering his larger philosophical project. Literary departments in America beginning in the 1980's absorbed his Deconstruction as dogma, and it was partly for this fanfare that Derrida leaned on Differance as his signature. The thought (he would be sceptical to …