Deconstruction Reframed

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Purdue University Press, Dec 1, 1985 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 276 pages
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Directed chiefly toward scholars in literary criticism and theory, Peircean semiotics, and, more generally, philosophy, this book is, by the nature of its broad focus, more descriptive than critical, synthetic rather than overtly prescriptive. Beginning with a brief discussion of Peirce and deconstruction, the author then turns to the relevance of current concepts in science and the philosophy of science as well as mathematics -- especially Godel's theorems. Subsequently, a series of "thought experiments" is used to illustrate that some concepts propounded by deconstruction are compatible with certain aspects of the "new physics." The notion of "writing" is compared to Karl Popper's philosophy of science, and finally, a discussion of Beckett rounds out the author's general thesis.
 

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Contents

Introducing Some Unnamables
5
Whose Science Are We Speaking of When We Speak of Science?
28
Deconstruction Meets a Mathematician
61
Immanence Knows No Boundaries
82
The Unlimited Web of Writing
113
Whos Afraid of Anomalies?
138
Becketts Dilemma or Pecking Away at the Ineffable
165
Postscript
196
Appendix to Chapter Three
199
Notes
203
References
239
Index
257
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