This study examines the complex relationship between Martin Heidegger's concept of Difference and Jacques Derrida's neologism
Différance in light of the problem of Being. Set in a theological context, it argues that Derrida's reflections call into question Heidegger's account of Difference, thus problematizing the
Seinsfrage and forestalling any theological appropriation of Being. Further, it argues that Derrida's discourse on
Différance is itself paradoxical, indicating its status is logically undecidable. Inspired by Heidegger's charge to think the Difference, this work characterizes Derrida's thought as a response to this mandate, and takes as its own task the further thinking through of the problematics of Difference in these thinkers.
New York, Bern, Frankfurt/M., Paris, 1992. X, 221 pp.
Contents: An investigation of Heidegger's question of Being and the concept of Difference; Derrida's notion of Différance
as it weights on the problem of Being; and the problematic understanding of Différance in current philosophical discussion.