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Naturalising deconstruction

Roden, David (2005). Naturalising deconstruction. Continental Philosophy Review, 38(1-2) pp. 71–88.

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Most contemporary readings of Derrida’s work situate it within a transcendental tradition of philosophical enquiry explicitly critical of naturalistic accounts of knowledge and mind. I argue that Derrida provides the naturalist with some of the philosophical resources needed to rebut transcendental critiques of naturalism, in particular the phenomenological critiques which derive from Husserl’s philosophy. I do this by showing: a) that Derrida’s account of temporality as differance undermines phenomenological accounts of the meaning of naturalistic theories and assumptions; and b) that it is itself both usable and interpretable within the naturalistic framework of current cognitive science.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2006 Springer
ISSN: 1573-1103
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Philosophy
Item ID: 32510
Depositing User: David Roden
Date Deposited: 24 Feb 2012 10:22
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2012 14:31
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