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Gasché, Rodolphe

Works: 59 works in 292 publications in 4 languages and 8,528 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Court decisions and opinions  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator
Classifications: B2430.D482, 194
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Most widely held works about Rodolphe Gasché
Most widely held works by Rodolphe Gasché
The tain of the mirror : Derrida and the philosophy of reflection by Rodolphe Gasché( Book )

22 editions published between 1986 and 1997 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deconstruction is no game of mirrors, revealing the text as a play of surface against surface. Its more radical philosophical effort is to get behind the mirror and question the very nature of reflection. "The Tain of the Mirror" (tain names the tinfoil, or lusterless back of the mirror) explores that gritty surface without which no reflection would be possible. Gasche does what no one has done before in many discussions of Derrida, namely to tie his work in an authoritative way to its origins in the history of the criticism of reflexivity. -- Back cover
Inventions of difference : on Jacques Derrida by Rodolphe Gasché( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wild card of reading : on Paul de Man by Rodolphe Gasché( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most knowledgeable & provocative explicators of Paul de Man's writings, Gasché, a philosopher of training, shows for the first time the systematic coherence of the critic's work, insisting that de Man continues to merit close attention
Literary philosophers? : Borges, Calvino, Eco( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The idea of form : rethinking Kant's aesthetics by Rodolphe Gasché( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Europe, or the infinite task : a study of a philosophical concept by Rodolphe Gasché( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmund Husserl. Infinite tasks ; Universality and spatial form ; Universality in the making -- Martin Heidegger. Singular essence ; The strangeness of beginnings ; The originary world of tragedy -- Jan Patoka. Care of the soul ; The genealogy of Europe-responsibility -- Jacques Derrida. European memories ; This little thing that is Europe ; De-closing the horizon
Of minimal things : studies on the notion of relation by Rodolphe Gasché( Book )

13 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Of Minimal Things is an exploration and reassessment of the philosophical notion of relation. In contrast to the scholastic, ontological conception of relation as a thing of diminished being, this book views relation as the minimal and elemental theme and structure of philosophy. Drawing radical conclusions from the classical understanding of relation as a being-toward-another, it argues that rethinking relation engages the very possibility and limits of philosophical discourse."--Jacket
Phenomenology and phantasmatology by Rodolphe Gasché( Book )

34 editions published between 1976 and 2012 in English and German and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book investigates what Bataille, in "The Pineal Eye," calls mythological representation: the mythological anthropology with which this unusual thinker wished to outflank and undo scientific (and philosophical) anthropology. Gasché probes that anthropology by situating Bataille's thought with respect to the quatrumvirate of Schelling, Hegel, Nietzsche, and Freud. He begins by showing what Bataille's understanding of the mythological owes to Schelling. Drawing on Hegel, Nietzsche, and Freud, he then explores the notion of image that constitutes the sort of representation that Bataille's innovative approach entails. Gasché concludes that Bataille's mythological anthropology takes on Hegel's phenomenology in a systematic fashion. By reading it backwards, he not only dismantles its architecture, he also ties each level to the preceding one, replacing the idealities of philosophy with the phantasmatic representations of what he dubs "low materialism." Phenomenology, Gasché argues, thus paves the way for a new "science" of phantasms."--Publisher's website
The honor of thinking : critique, theory, philosophy by Rodolphe Gasché( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geophilosophy : on Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari's What is philosophy? by Rodolphe Gasché( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deconstruction, its force, its violence : together with "Have we done with the empire of judgment?" by Rodolphe Gasché( Book )

12 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Rodolphe Gasché returns to some of the founding texts of deconstruction to propose a new and broader way of understanding it--not as an operation or method to reach an elusive outside, or beyond, of metaphysics, but as something that takes place within it. Rather than unraveling metaphysics, deconstruction loosens its binary and hierarchical conceptual structure. To make this case, Gasché focuses on the concepts of force and violence in the work of Jacques Derrida, looking to his essays "Force and Signification" and "Force of Law," and his reading on Of Grammatology in Claude Lévi-Strauss's autobiographical Tristes Tropiques. The concept of force has not drawn extensive scrutiny in Derrida scholarship, but it is crucial to understanding how, by way of spacing and temporizing, philosophical opposition is reinscribed into a differential economy of forces. Gasché concludes with an essay addressing the question of deconstruction and judgment and considers whether deconstruction suspends the possibility of judgment, or whether it is, on the contrary, a hyperbolic demand for judgment"--Jacket
The stelliferous fold : toward a virtual law of literature's self-formation by Rodolphe Gasché( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book seeks to develop a novel approach to literature beyond the conventional divide between realism/formalism and history/aestheticism. It accomplishes this not only through a radical reassessment of thespecificity of literature in distinction from one of its others-namely, philosophy-but above all by taking critical issue with the venerable concept of the textand its association with the artisanal techniques of weaving and interlacing. This conception of the text as an artisanal fabric is, the author holds, the unreflected presupposition of both realist, or historicist, and reflective, or deconstructive, criticism. Gasch argues that the scenes of productionwithin literary works, created by their authors yet independent of those authors' intentions, stage a work's own production in virtual fashion and thus accomplish for those works a certain ideal ontological status that allows for both historical endurance and creative interpretation. In Gasch's construction of these scenes, in which literary works render visible within their own fabric the invisible conditions of their autonomous existence, certain images prevail: the fold, the star, the veil. By showing that these literary images are not simply the opposites of concepts, he not only puts into question the common opposition between literature and philosophy but shows that literary works perform a way of argumentationthat, in spite of all its difference from philosophical conceptuality, is on a par with it. The argument progresses through close readings of literary works by Lautramont, Nerval, de l'Isle Adam, Huysman, Flaubert, Artaud, Blanchot, Defoe, and Melville
Die hybride Wissenschaft; zur Mutation des Wissenschaftsbegriffs bei Emile Durkheim und im Strukturalismus von Claude Lévi-Strauss by Rodolphe Gasché( Book )

8 editions published in 1973 in German and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing and difference by Jacques Derrida( Book )

12 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in German and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the 1960s a radical concept emerged from the great French thinker Jacques Derrida. He called the new process 'deconstruction'. Rewriting the ways in which we use language and literature, deconstruction affected every form of intellectual thought, from literary criticism to popular culture. It also criticized the entire tradition of western philosophy, from Plato to Bataille. The academic community was rocked on a scale hitherto unknown, with Writing and Difference attracting both accolades and derision. Whatever the response, deconstruction is here to stay. Read the book that changed the way we think; read Writing and Difference, the classic introduction."--Jacket
Persuasion, reflection, judgment : Ancillae Vitae by Rodolphe Gasché( Book )

6 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le tain du miroir : Derrida et la philosophie de la réflexion by Rodolphe Gasché( Book )

8 editions published in 1995 in French and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La critica freudiana( Book )

4 editions published in 1977 in Italian and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literary philosophers : Borges, Calvino, Eco( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecce homo, ou, Du corps écrit by Rodolphe Gasché( Book )

6 editions published in 1976 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glyph 7( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The tain of the mirror : Derrida and the philosophy of reflection
Alternative Names
Gasché, R.

Gasché, Rodolphe

ガシェ, ロドルフ


English (183)

German (32)

French (14)

Italian (4)

Inventions of difference : on Jacques DerridaThe wild card of reading : on Paul de ManLiterary philosophers? : Borges, Calvino, EcoThe idea of form : rethinking Kant's aestheticsEurope, or the infinite task : a study of a philosophical conceptOf minimal things : studies on the notion of relationThe honor of thinking : critique, theory, philosophyThe stelliferous fold : toward a virtual law of literature's self-formationLiterary philosophers : Borges, Calvino, Eco