Derrida/Searle: Deconstruction and Ordinary Language

2014.07.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Raoul Moati, Derrida/Searle: Deconstruction and Ordinary Language, Timothy Attanucci and Maureen Chun (trs.), Columbia University
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2014.07.01 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Raoul Moati, Derrida/Searle: Deconstruction and Ordinary Language, Timothy Attanucci and Maureen Chun (trs.), Columbia University Press, 2014, 138pp., $20.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780231166713. Reviewed by Samuel C. Wheeler III, University of Connecticut In the mid-1970s, something like a debate took place between Jacques Derrida and John Searle. Derrida had published an essay[1] that both appreciated and criticized J. L. Austin's How to Do Things with Words.[2] Searle wrote a reply,[3] which attributed to Derrida misunderstandings of basic elements of the philosophy of language. Derrida wrote a reply to Searle's reply,[4] which did not address Searle's view, and was derisive. Raoul Moati has written a dispassionate, careful, even-handed account of the sequence of essays and their significance. The book consists of a foreword placing Moati's book in the context of the secondary literature on Derrida, an. . .

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