Deconstruction
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The word déconstruction was not invented by Jacques Derrida (1930–2004), the French philosopher of Algerian-Jewish ancestry, but he co-opted it as one of several terms to distinguish his idea of a hypercritical reconsideration of Western philosophy from the approach of traditional philosophers. Despite his own skepticis…

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Prenowitz, Eric, “Deconstruction”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 25 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0169>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401



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