Speech and Phenomena, and Other Essays on Husserl's Theory of Signs
In Speech and Phenomena, Jacques Derrida situates the philosophy of language in relation to logic and rhetoric, which have often been seen as irreconcilable criteria for the use and interpretations of signs. His critique of Husserl attacks the position that language is founded on logic rather than on rhetoric; instead, he claims, meaningful language is limited to expression because expression alone conveys sense. Derrida's larger project is to confront phenomenology with the tradition it has so often renounced--the tradition of Western metaphysics.
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Introduction to the Problem of Signs
Sign and Signs
The Reduction of Indication
Meaning and Representation
Signs and the Blink of an Eye
The Voice That Keeps Silence
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