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Semiological Reductionism: A Critique Of The Deconstructionist Movement In Postmodern Thought M.C. Dillon

Semiological Reductionism: A Critique Of The Deconstructionist Movement In Postmodern Thought

M.C. Dillon

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ISBN : 9780791423752
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This book interprets Derrida and looks beyond deconstructionism. It is a critique that identifies a pervasive flaw in Derridas thinking: the semiological reduction that permeates deconstructionist theory and postmodernism in general. The critiqueMoreThis book interprets Derrida and looks beyond deconstructionism. It is a critique that identifies a pervasive flaw in Derridas thinking: the semiological reduction that permeates deconstructionist theory and postmodernism in general. The critique focuses on Derrida, but its conclusions may be applied to other major figures in the postmodern tradition who espouse the variant of Saussurean semiology that reduces all meaning to the signification of signs. This book challenges the philosophy of deconstruction at its roots, and does so on the basis of a diligent reading of central texts and an understanding of the tradition of Continental philosophy providing the context for Derridian thought.