Semiological Reductionism

Semiological Reductionism : A Critique of the Deconstructionist Movement in Postmodern Thought

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This critical interpretation shows Derridian thought to be permeated by a semiology that reduces all meaning to the signification of signs thus challenging the philosophy of deconstruction at its roots.
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  • Paperback | 241 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25mm | 354g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 079142376X
  • 9780791423769

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This book interprets Derrida and looks beyond deconstructionism. It is a critique that identifies a pervasive flaw in Derrida's 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.
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About M. C. Dillon

M. C. Dillon (1938-2005) was Distinguished Teaching Professor at the State University of New York at Binghamton. He is the author of Beyond Romance and the editor of Merleau-Ponty Vivant, both also published by SUNY Press.
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