13 September 2010

Theories of Language and Interpretation: Gadamer, Kristeva, and Searle

The "linguistic turn" and the "interpretive turn" in twentieth-century philosophy play a role in many cultural controversies and academic debates. This seminar examines representative texts from three schools of thought: German philosophical hermeneutics (Hans-Georg Gadamer), French poststructural feminism (Julia Kristeva), and Anglo-American analytical philosophy of language (John Searle).

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