Derrida reappraised: deconstruction, critique and emancipation in management studies

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Learmonth, Mark (2004)
  • Publisher: Department of Management Studies, University of York

Derrida has been significantly misread by many management scholars. The paper argues that his work is not ‘postmodernist’; further, that Habermas’ (1987) influential critique of Derrida’s views on truth and politics have led to widespread but misleading views of his critical credentials. Although Habermas is not entirely misguided, a defence of Derrida is provided that sets out the potential for his work to inform management scholars who wish to provide emancipatory critique.
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