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The copula supplement
Any theory of philosophie discourse based on the naive opposition between language and speech, language and discourse, seems to encounter the classic question: is philosophic discourse governed —to what extent and in what ways—by the constraints of language? In other words, if we consider the history of philosophy as one great discourse, a powerful discursive chain, isn't it immersed in a reservoir of language, the systematic fund of a lexicology, a grammar, a group of signs and values? From then on, isn't it limited by the devices and organization of that reservoir?
Derrida, J. (1975)., The copula supplement, in D. Ihde & R. Zaner (eds.), Dialogues in phenomenology, Den Haag, Nijhoff, pp. 7-48.
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