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Author Moati, Raoul,
Title Derrida, Searle. English
Derrida/Searle : deconstruction and ordinary language / Raoul Moati ; translated from the French by Timothy Attanucci and Maureen Chun.
Imprint New York : Columbia University Press, [2014]

Author Moati, Raoul,
Subject Derrida, Jacques.
Searle, John R.
Language and languages -- Philosophy -- 20th century.
Performative (Philosophy)
Speech acts (Linguistics)
Ordinary-language philosophy.
Intentionality (Philosophy)
Alt Name Attanucci, Timothy,
Chun, Maureen,
Description 1 online resource (138 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. The Iterative as the Reverse Side of the Performative. "Communication": The Meaning of a Word -- Overcoming Semantics Through Force: Prolegomena to the Aporetic Dimension of the Derrida/Austin Connection -- From Communication to "Dissemination" -- Writing: The Fragmentation of Communication -- The Problem of Intentional Presence -- Writing and Context(s) -- From Intentionality to Citationality -- Austin: Disciple of Nietzsche? -- Austin: Intentionalist Author? -- The Problem of Citationality in Austin -- Signing: The Subject -- 2. Do Intentions Dissolve in Iteration? From Differance to the Dispute (Differend). Intentionality and Writing -- Iterability and Permanence -- Intentionality and Iteration -- On the Use/Mention Distinction -- Serious Discourse and Iteration -- The Stakes at Play in the Unconscious -- The Meaning of a "Footnote" and the Logical Status of Fiction -- Parasitism and Citation.
Summary "Raoul Moati intervenes in the critical debate that divided two prominent philosophers in the mid-twentieth century. In the 1950s, the British philosopher J.L. Austin advanced a theory of speech acts, or the 'performative, ' that Jacques Derrida and John R. Searle interpreted in fundamentally different ways. Their disagreement centered on the issue of intentionality, which Derrida understood phenomenologically and Searle read pragmatically. The controversy had profound implications for the development of contemporary philosophy, which, Moati argues, can profit greatly by returning to this classic debate. In this book, Moati systematically replays the historical encounter between Austin, Derrida, and Searle and the disruption that caused the lasting break between Anglo-American language philosophy and continental traditions of phenomenology and its deconstruction. The key issue, Moati argues, is not whether 'intentionality, ' a concept derived from Husserl's phenomenology, can or cannot be linked to Austin's speech-acts as defined in his groundbreaking How to Do Things with Words, but rather the emphasis Searle placed on the performativity and determined pragmatic values of Austin's speech-acts, whereas Derrida insisted on the trace of writing behind every act of speech and the iterability of signs in different contexts"--Provided by publisher.
Note Print version record.
In English.
ISBN 9780231537179 (electronic book)
0231537174 (electronic book)
9780231166706 (cloth)
0231166702 (cloth)
9780231166713 (paperback)
0231166710 (paperback)
ISBN/ISSN 10.7312/moat16670
OCLC # 870244529
Additional Format Print version: Moati, Raoul. Derrida, Searle. English. Derrida, Searle. New York : Columbia University Press, [2014] 9780231166706 (DLC) 2013030150 (OCoLC)861211051

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