Experiencing the Postmetaphysical Self

Between Hermeneutics and Deconstruction

  • Authors
  • Fionola Meredith

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Fionola Meredith
    Pages 1-4
  3. Fionola Meredith
    Pages 5-40
  4. Fionola Meredith
    Pages 41-79
  5. Fionola Meredith
    Pages 80-110
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  7. Fionola Meredith
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  8. Back Matter
    Pages 201-246

About this book


This book charts and challenges the bruising impact of post-Saussurean thought on the categories of experience and self-presence. It attempts a reappropriation of the category of lived experience in dialogue with poststructuralist thinking. Following the insight that mediated subjectivity need not mean alienated selfhood, Meredith forwards a postmetaphysical model of the experiential based on the interpenetration of poststructuralist thinking and hermeneutic phenomenology. Since poststructuralist approaches in feminist theory have often placed women's lived experiences 'under erasure', Meredith uses this hermeneutic/deconstructive model to attempt a rehabilitation of the singular 'flesh and blood' female existent.


construction dialogue experience feminism hermeneutics media metaphysics model phenomenology Saussure singular structuralism subject women writing

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