The Nazis and Deconstruction: Jean-Pierre Faye's Demolition of Derrida

Goldner, Loren
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Year Published:  1993  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX7930

A review of Jean-Pierre Faye's book 'La raison narrative', which traces the Nazi origins of deconstructionist and post-modernist concepts and terminology. Faye shows, for example, that the concept of 'deconstruction' was introduced in a Nazi journal edited by M.H. Goering, and he shows how theorists who based themselves on Heidegger's writings, such as Derrida, Lyotard, and Lacoue-Labarthe, whitewashed Heidegger's Nazism, treating it as a mere 'detail'.

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