Jack Reynolds

Jack Reynolds is a lecturer in philosophy at the University of Tasmania. He is the continental area editor of the Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy and editor of Acumen Press’s Major Movements in Modern Thought Series. He is the coeditor of Understanding Derrida and author of the forth-coming Understanding Existentialism.

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Merleau-Ponty and Derrida · Intertwining Embodiment and Alterity
By Jack Reynolds

While there have been many essays devoted to comparing the work of Maurice Merleau-Ponty with that of Jacques Derrida, there has been no sustained book-length treatment of these two French philosophers. Additionally, many of the essays presuppose an oppositional relationship between them, and between phenomenology and deconstruction more generally.

“It is remarkable that the relation between Merleau-Ponty and Derrida, two of the seminal thinkers of the twentieth century, has received so little attention. Jack Reynolds’s book makes a significant contribution toward filling this gap.”

Steven Crowell, author of Husserl, Heidegger, and the Space of Meaning