Applying the strategies of Deconstruction to Post-Colonialism, Gayatri Spivak seeks to undermine the power of centralized
discourses in the interest of clearing a space for marginalized voices.
Known for her ample erudition and opaque theoretical texts, Spivak combines abstract philosophical specu
The term hermeneutics comes from the name of the Greek messenger of the gods, Hermes. Over the past millenia, hermeneutics has referred to the practice of theological interpretation. But for Gadamer, who re-introduced the term hermeneutics into contemporary discussion, the hermeneutic process is not
Identity formation, the limits of linguistic signification, gender difference, and the possibility for political solidarity: Julia Kristeva has addressed them all. She serves up some of the most nuanced batches of critical theory to date, with all of the passion and rigor -- and often all of the enig
Jorge Luis Borges had a twisted sense of time. He placed us on the precipice of an infinite event, concentrating past, present, and future in a single coruscating constellation of time. Inspired by the philosophy of Leibnitz, Borges always presented us with a multiplicity of possible worlds. But