By Tomas Marttila
This ebook provides the lacking hyperlink among post-foundational discourse conception and the tools of empirical study, and in doing so it develops a post-foundational discourse research examine application. The e-book deals a constitution of the learn software, and explores the methodologization of alternative discourse analytical ways.
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79) suggests, social subjects are inclined to accept and adhere to particular discourses because they are supposed to “promise” the possibility to locate and 38 Post-Foundational Discourse Analysis establish the authentic objective essence of the social within the social order. 2) point out that the social can only be organized in the form of discursive structures, discourses can influence the social only insofar as social subjects fail to recognize their lack of objective necessity. It is the misrecognition of the ineradicably contingent nature of any discourse that nurtures the illusion that discourses do not proactively construct objects’ social meaningfulness, but instead objectively represent objects’ inherent phenomenal properties (cf.
And Smith (1998a, p. 86) argue that these epistemic standpoints may explain why Saussure was primarily interested in detecting the structural organization of historically stable and spatially distinctive systems of language. Saussure’s assumption that practices of language-use left linguistic rules regulating them unaffected, contradicted the relational ontology of meaning. e. e. parole) reduced practices of language-use to mimicry-like continuous re-copying of their precedent contextual conditions of possibility.
This section of the chapter relates PDA’s first ontological premise to the relational ontology of meaning that characterized Derridean “strong” structuralist theory of language. 2) provides a cursory introduction to the (political) philosophical position of post-foundationalism. The crucial feature about post-foundational political philosophy is that the assumed absence of transcendentally anchored foundations of social life means that the social realm is subjugated to an incessant and unstoppable interplay between equally self-referential, objectively non-necessary and socially contestable conceptions of the ideal mode of societalization.