Subdialectic dematerialism and precapitalist libertarianism Joyce and dialectic postconceptualist theory In the works of Joyce, a predominant concept is the distinction between destruction and creation. Derrida promotes the use of Foucaultist power relations to analyse and modify sexual identity. But many discourses concerning precapitalist libertarianism may be discovered. “Reality is intrinsically elitist,” says Debord. The main theme of the works of Joyce is not narrative per se, but prenarrative.
meaning both to defer and to differ .Derrida deconstructs the binary opposition between speech and writing. - Rousseau considers speech as the natural way to express thought; writing, lie regards as a 'dangerous supplement'. - Jacques Lacan rereads Freud using the theoretical methodology
I will first show that the strength of his criticism lies in its all-encompassing penetration of the foundations of modern philosophy, running through both the ontological and epistemological channels. Ontologically, Heidegger presents a critique of subjectivism; epistemologically, he discredits the correspondence conception of truth and its underlying visual metaphor. I will then look at his view of history and the meaning of his concept of "overcoming" in order to show that his aim is not to destroy the tradition, but to provide a wider basis for it by rescuing forgotten elements imbedded in the tradition itself. Finally, I will show that in this process of "overcoming," Heidegger did not really depart from the tradition, but absorbed some of its basic tenets, as his concept of death echoes major elements of Cartesian doubt. 1.
Politics and the English Language-Opinion Piece “The English language is in a bad way...we cannot do anything about it” (Politics and the English Language, Orwell). George Orwell presents this very interesting thesis at the beginning of his piece which he later elaborates on to provide examples which proves his thesis. Orwell uses this thesis to develop a very effective and convincing argument about how the English language is slowly declining. Be that as it may, he later states “the process is reversible. Modern English...is full of bad habits...which can be avoided if one is willing to take the necessary trouble” (Orwell), which provides some hope for the future of this language.
Compare and contrast the approaches to communication and culture dealt with in Topics 2 and 3. Evaluate their respective strengths and weaknesses. The main objective of this paper is to define several terminologies to use as tools in an attempt to better understand the differences between high culture and mass society theory as well as Classical Marxism and the Frankfurt School. First off, one of the more prevailing yet selective views is that of an idealist concept of culture – that is, one that synonymous with what is perceived to be the high arts, and is seen as operating independent of societal relations. This view presupposes that culture comes from literature, philosophy and art, as clearly distinguished from natural sciences as a set of ideals that exists and operates outside and above society – this is what is commonly termed as high culture (Dearman, 2008).
whereas Holden's rebellion is demonstrated through symbolism throughout the text, stream of consciousness and his ideals. Holden and Igby are both on existential journey, in which they desire to find their place in society. The hypocrisy present in the corresponding texts of Catcher In The Rye and Igby Goes Down is manifested through Holden's ideals and Igby's values and beliefs. The language of Igby clearly reveals how he feels towards the concept hypocrisy, he despises it. Holden loathes people who he says are phony or fake.
The bases and biases are named as autonomy versus binary, historization versus ethnocentrism, transparency verses lingosentrism and logocentrism verses teleological bias. The bias of oral language This paper will discuss Habermas’ basis of public sphere in transparency of language and his underlying bias of lingosentrism. Habermas suggests, correctly so, that language provides the opportunity for rational discourse, which eventually leads to the identification of norms, which are a foundation for consensus. However, he however overlooks the important aspect of written and non-verbal communication, by stating that oral speech represents events in the most transparent and objective way,
2010 HSC Question Analyse how the central values portrayed in King Richard III are creatively reshaped in Looking for Richard The work of Pacino is able to creatively place Shakespeare’s core ideals of humanist philosophy and the corrupting influence of power within a modern context, to reveal the perennial nature of the playwright’s central values. Shakespeare’s King Richard III (1592) identifies hereditary power as a potent force when the natural order is usurped. Al Pacino’s Looking for Richard (1996) sees power within a democratic time and thus presents it as privilege, not a God-given gift, yet the two maintain a similar view of the dangers of authority without balance. Shakespeare’s time demanded a negative portrayal of Richard’s humanist ideals, where blame is placed upon the King’s lack of Christianity for his abhorrent acts. Pacino, however, contends with a time where it is increasingly becoming the norm, but still contends with a society that can be considered moral devoid in some manners, and thus the importance of spirituality and thought is evident in both.
Karl Marx’s negative connotation to the word i.e. “delusion and mystification” also plays a big part. Marx applied ideology as a critical notion whose use is to expose a course of systematic perplexity. Engels referred to ideology as “false consciousness” Marx distinguished his ideas as scientific as they were constructed precisely to unmask the workings of history and society (encyclopaedia of philosophy 2005 p100). The difference between ideology and science, "false and truth’ is highlighted and therefore crucial to his usage of the term.
The irony in Beckett's work is that to speak is to exist, but in order to speak, one must adopt the system of language, words, which has no inherent meaning. Beckett's technique, to demonstrate the lack of referent or the signified in language, illustrates the lack of meaning not only in language but also in life and thus the meaninglessness of postmodern life is starkly highlighted in Not I. This paper examines Not I through a post-structural lens. By integrating the theoretical concept of deconstruction suggested by Jacques Derrida with the psychoanalytic theories of Jacques Lacan's symbolic language, the reader has to identify and interpret some the symbols in this play as signifiers. The abundance and specificity of Beckett's symbols and their corresponding meanings can be further appreciated thorough deconstruction of the text wich opens up the potential to uncover a deeper understanding.