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»Of course, for hard-line deconstructionists, to read a man’s work through his biography is an intellectual error on a par with the “metaphysics of presence.”«

Emily Eakin

Emily Eakin reviews a new biography about Jacques Derrida. Derrida: A Biography by Benoît Peeters, tells the story of a Jewish boy from Algiers, excluded from school at the age of twelve, who went on to become the most widely translated French philosopher in the world. Read more at The New York Review of Books.

»The fictional detective retains his grip on our imaginations, even in an age when we have lost faith in the power of reason to solve problems, says philosopher John Gray

Philosopher and writer John Gray about the detective and how to solve problems in the style of Sherlock Holmes. His essay and podcast at bbc.co.uk.