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Re: Deconstruction
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 14.1285  Wednesday, 25 June 2003

[1]     From:   Martin Steward <
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        Date:   Tuesday, 24 Jun 2003 21:00:36 +0100
        Subj:   SHK 14.1273 Re: Deconstruction

[2]     From:   Sam Small <
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        Date:   Wednesday, 25 Jun 2003 13:22:53 +0100
        Subj:   Re: SHK 14.1273 Re: Deconstruction


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From:           Martin Steward <
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Date:           Tuesday, 24 Jun 2003 21:00:36 +0100
Subject: Re: Deconstruction
Comment:        SHK 14.1273 Re: Deconstruction

Deconstruction is only about language and not about "reality", except
insofar as its practitioners generally hold the epistemological position
that the world is experienced exclusively through language.

The denial of "empirical reality" (a phrase which is just nonsense to a
post-Wittgensteinian Derridean) is more readily associated with
Berkeley, and is very 18thC, rather than 20th or 21st. Deconstuction is
much more like Hume's radical scepticism.

m

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From:           Sam Small <
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Date:           Wednesday, 25 Jun 2003 13:22:53 +0100
Subject: 14.1273 Re: Deconstruction
Comment:        Re: SHK 14.1273 Re: Deconstruction

For all non-academic dumbos like me, could we have a simple one sentence
definition of deconstruction?

SAM SMALL

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