of Structuralism : The Sign Sets, 1967-Present by
Francois Dosse, Deborah Glassman (Translator).
This book is the definitive critical history
of the most influential intellectual movement in the late
twentieth century. Dosse focuses on the personalities and the
historical conditions which gave birth to the Structuralist
movement, but he also concisely explicates the ideas it produced
without impoverishing its richness and variation...
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This is a web-based Project exploring the ideas of Swiss
Linguist Ferdinand Saussure,
as part of SWIRL, an
interdisciplinary project at Southern Oregon University.
Some Words defined on this site:
French linguist Ferdinand de Saussure
pointed out that language is not comprised of individual units, each inherent with
meaning, but is a system of phonetic and semantic differences. For example, the word 'bed'
is what is not meant by the words 'bad,' 'bid,' 'bud,' 'fed,' etc. Derrida relies heavily
on this idea, and refers to it regularly with his famous French pun "differance."
Biogenetic structuralism is a body of theory which explains
the interactions between brain, consciousness and culture in the production of individual
experience. As such it is an interdisciplinary theory that draws from anthropology,
neuropsychology, modern quantum physics and parapsychology.
By Lana Schwebel. If language is such a complete
system, why is it failing me at the moment?
It would be misleading to suggest that
the inquiry into the form and function of Natural Language is a phenomenon unique to the
Late Twentieth Century. Indeed, form and meaning have been two of the central objects of
study in philosophy since its beginnings in early metaphysics. There is, however, a
special flavor to the assumptions and goals of twentieth century linguistics that
differentiates it from previous inquiry. The birth of (modern) linguistics has
traditionally been credited to Ferdinand de
Saussure and his students in Geneva at the turn of the century. The critical insight
attributed to Saussure is that "The sole object of study in linguistics is the
normal, regular existence of a language already established." (p72)
J Thibault. This is a website for a course on Simeotics, with five lectures and
their outlines included.
There is also a link to the Cyber Semiotic Institute
which has several lectures archived.
Plus, there is a Semiotic
Review of Books home page.
Now that the Polynesian islands have been smothered in
concrete and turned into aircraft carriers solidly anchored in the southern seas, when the
whole of Asia is beginning to look like a dingy suburb, when shanty-towns are spreading
across Africa, when civil and military aircraft blight the primeval innocence of the
American and Melanesian forests even before destroying their virginity, what else can the
so-called escapism of traveling do than confront us with the more unfortunate aspects of
our history? Our great Western civilization, which has created the marvels we now enjoy,
has only succeeded in producing them at the cost of corresponding ills. The order and
harmony of the Western world, its most famous achievement, and a laboratory in
which structures of a complexity as yet unknown are being fashioned, demand the elimination of a
prodigious mass of noxious by-products which now contaminate the globe. The first thing we
see as we travel round the world is our own filth, thrown into the face of
Excellent website for those who need an introduction to
semiotics. By Daniel Chandler
From the Glossary of Semiotics, by Vincent
Colapietro. Website by Cliff Joslyn.
diot. Above her head was the only stable place in the
cosmos, the only refuge from the damnation of the panta rei, and she guessed it was the
Pendulum's business, not hers. A moment later the couple went off -- he, trained on some
textbook that had blunted his capacity for wonder, she, inert and insensitive to the
thrill of the infinite, both oblivious of the awesomeness of their encounter -- their
first and last encounter -- with the One, the Ein-Sof, the Ineffable. How could you fail
to kneel down before this altar of certitude? Foucault's Pendulum (translated by
Maintained by the University of Colorado at Denver School of
Contains References to the following authors:
This is the homepage of the Political Studies Association
specialist group for Post-Structuralism and Radical Politics. The aim of this group is
simply to represent and support the perspectives of post-structuralism within the PSA and
beyond. You do not have to be working in a department of politics to join the group (you
don't even have to be in the PSA). In fact the group positively welcomes members from, for
example, Philosophy, Cultural Studies and Sociology. We are also made up of people working
in many different areas of politics from International Relations to the History of
Political Thought by way of political science methodology and state theory.
For those interested in the intersection of historiography
with postmodernism, poststructuralism, and related varieties of theory/practice
website, maintained by Jeffrey Hearn, is mainly a bibliography site with extensive lists.
It also includes a growing list of links to related web sites.
Erratic Impact's postmodern resources include: