From Différance to Embodiment

Paul Crowther

in Critical Aesthetics and Postmodernism

Published in print February 1996 | ISBN: 9780198236238
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191597268 | DOI:
From Différance to Embodiment

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A critique of Derrida's approach to language using ideas from Merleau–Ponty. Focuses on an extended reappraisal of the notion of différance, and stresses the continuity that exists between perception and our reading of texts and other symbolic formations. This continuity stabilizes presence and meaning, and is grounded on our existence as embodied beings.

Keywords: Derrida; différance; Merleau–Ponty; perception

Chapter.  5812 words. 

Subjects: Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art

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