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The Problem of Genesis in Husserl's Philosophy

Jacques Derrida


In this book, originally written as a dissertation for his diplôme d'études supérieures in 1953 and 1954, Derrida reveals what he sees as an internal tension in Husserl's central notion of genesis, and gives us our first glimpse into the concerns and frustrations that would later lead Derrida to abandon phenomenology and develop his now famous method of deconstruction. For Derrida, the problem of genesis in Husserl's philosophy is that both temporality and meaning must be generated by prior acts of the transcendental subject, but transcendental subjectivity must itself be constituted by an act ... More

Keywords: Derrida, Husserl, genesis, temporality, history, philosophy, phenomenology, meaning, deconstruction

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780226143156
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226143774.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jacques Derrida, author