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This introductory chapter gives an overview of concepts of subsequent chapters covered in the book on "Post-deconstructive Subjectivity and History". The book argues that deconstruction is not only a dissolution of the subject, as it is often opined, but a thinking of the subject, or better, subjectivity otherwise than the transcendental philosophy or even ontology. Throughout the book author maintains the thesis that it is the singular relation of the other, which is anterior to the phenomenological and the ontological relation that makes the subject singular. The time-structure of figural relation is that of the monadic singular-universal. In section III, the author focuses on the critical writings of Wilson Harris and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak. In the first section of the book, author attempts to offer an interpretive overview of Spivak's engagement with Derrida. In the second section of the book, he primarily focuses on the significance of the supplementation.

Keywords: Derrida; Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak; Post-deconstructive Subjectivity; Wilson Harris

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