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Abstract

In Authorship: from Plato to the Postmodern (1995), Sean Burke speaks of the need for ‘the productive reconciliation of the subject and alterity’.2 In Logics of Disintegration (1987), Peter Dews, following Merleau-Ponty, makes a related point: he observes that ‘in the case of interpretation, there must be an anticipation of meaning which is both confirmed and disappointed’.3 In this book, I have attempted to bring a hermeneutic/deconstructive ‘both/and’ approach to questions of the experiential, self-presence, subjectivity, singularity and self-representation.

Keywords

Feminist Theory Related Point Dialectical Approach Hegemonic Discourse Paradigm Instance 
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Notes

  1. 1.
    Hans-Georg Gadamer, ‘Letter to Dallmayr’, Dialogue and Deconstruction, ed. Diane P. Michelfelder and Richard E. Palmer (New York: State University of New York Press, 1989) 97.Google Scholar
  2. 2.
    Sean Burke, Authorship: from Plato to the Postmodern (Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 1995) xxi.Google Scholar
  3. 3.
    Peter Dews, Logics of Disintegration (London and New York: Verso, 1987) 34.Google Scholar
  4. 4.
    John Llewellyn, Beyond Metaphysics?: the Hermeneutic Circle in Contemporary Continental Philosophy (London: Macmillan, 1985) 205.Google Scholar
  5. 16.
    Louis MacNeice, ‘Western Landscape’, Modern Irish Poetry: an Anthology, ed. Patrick Crotty (Belfast: Blackstaff, 1995).Google Scholar

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