What if Derrida was wrong about Saussure?

By Russell Daylight.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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This paper critiques Derrida's reading of Saussure, offering alternative pathways of investigation. This allows rethinking of the shift from structuralism to post-structuralism, arguably the most important movement in twentieth-century theory.

Keywords: Derrida, Saussure, Language, Structuralism, Populism, Democracy

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp.19-24. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.768MB).

Mr Russell Daylight

I am a final-year doctoral student at Macquarie University in Sydney. My thesis is titled "Communication and Structure: Derrida on Saussure." It considers Jacques Derrida's equivocal engagement with Ferdinand de Saussure and linguistics generally. I have presented papers on this topic and more generally on language, structuralism, democracy, and society.

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