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  • Philosophy of Time and Media with Jacques Derrida and Richard Rorty

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    Philosophy of Time and Media with Jacques Derrida and Richard Rorty ABSTRACT: This paper is divided into four sections. The first provides a survey of some significant developments which today determine philosophical dealings with the subject of 'time.' In the second part it is shown how the question of time and the question of media are linked with one another in the views of two contemporary philosophers: Jacques Derrida and Richard Rorty. In section three, the temporal implications of cultural

  • Classical Greek Philosophical Paideia in Light of the Postmodern Occidentalism of Jacques Derrida

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    Classical Greek Philosophical Paideia in Light of the Postmodern Occidentalism of Jacques Derrida ABSTRACT: In his writings during the 60s and 70s, Derrida situates his doctrine of différance in the context of a radical critique of the Western philosophical tradition. This critique rests on a scathing criticism of the tradition as logocentric/phallogocentric. Often speaking in a postured, Übermenschean manner, Derrida claimed that his 'new' aporetic philosophy of différance would help bring about

  • Discourse on Method

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    critical interpretation and by artistic experiment" (3). Heuretics, then, is to be contrasted with hermeneutics. The relevant question for heuretic reading is not the one guiding criticism (according to the theories of Freud, Marx, Wittgenstein, Derrida, and others: What might be the meaning of an existing work?) but one guiding a generative experiment: Based on a given theory, how might another text be compos... ... middle of paper ... ...n: Indiana University Press. Jay, Martin (1984)

  • Jacques Derrida's On Logocentrism And The Philosophy Of Language

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    In Jacques Derrida’s On Grammatology, logocentric hermeneutics are critiqued and deconstructed alongside Derrida’s consideration of Western philosophy and the ‘metaphysics of presence.’ Derrida points out the main limitation of logocentric theory being the promotion that writing is exterior to speech, and that speech is exterior to thought. He argues

  • The Influence of Jacques Derrida’s Deconstruction on Contemporary Sociology

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    philosophers. Critics typically charge postmodernism with holding subjectivity to higher ground than objectivity, that postmodernism is exclusively relativist in that it questions the unity of an objective reality. That is only partially the case; Jacques Derrida, one of the more influential writers on contemporary postmodernist thinkers, suggests that even the unity of a Subject is suspect. Historically, many sociologists have seen society as derived from Subject with the implication of axiomatic inalienable

  • Derrida And Derrida Philosophy

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    the core idea of Jacques Derrida’s philosophy. And Derrida’s philosophical theory on Deconstruction is also the main part in this realm. The word “deconstruction” is always tied with the name Derrida. The background of Derrida’s philosophy on deconstruction is that some people think the structure of the philosophy is perfect and has no space to develop. Some scholars consider that the philosophy reached its limitation and was dying. ‘人们谈的最多的是哲学的局限,有时甚至是哲学的“终结”和“死亡”’(2)Derrida, Jacques Écriture et la

  • Derrida, Jacques: Signature, Event, Context?

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    Annotated Bibliography Derrida, Jacques. "Signature, Event, Context." Margins of Philosophy. N.p.: U of Chicago, 1982. 307-30. Print. Our thinking is derived from meaning and only our communication may seem above the signified objects our mind sees because it’s another order in itself. The preliminary actions taken before communication or before an event must be organized as a certain discourse can be made with significance either better or worse. Derrida explains context can never be certainly

  • Indexical Grids and the Construction of Identity in Wilde’s The Importance of Earnest

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    history; in such an order, “the sequence of chronologies merely scanned the prior and more fundamental space of a table which presented all possibilities in advance” (218). By the nineteent... ... middle of paper ... ...d in the same way,” as Derrida notes, “is no longer lived the same way. Archivable meaning is also and in advance codeteremined by the structure that archives” (18). The effect of this structure is not to arrest Jack within the space of order, but to affirm his identity an effect

  • Language Arts

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    summon up signs other than those intended based on frequency of usage, misusage and place contextually. ey are influenced by a multitude of extra-textual forces. It is from these axioms, that Structuralism and thence, Deconstructivism take form. Jacques Derrida introduces the misspelled ‘différance’ as concept to account for the deferred nature of Language. He raises the idea of difference possessing two functions: as ‘a distinction, inequality, or discernibility’ that creates a non-identity between

  • Deconstructive Analysis: The Yellow Wall Paper

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    Deconstructive Analysis: The Yellow Wall Paper Deconstruction or poststructuralist is a type of literary criticism that took its roots in the 1960’s. Jacques Derrida gave birth to the theory when he set out to demonstrate that all language is associated with mental images that we produce due to previous experiences. This system of literary scrutiny interprets meaning as effects from variances between words rather than their indication to the things they represent. This philosophical theory strives