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X. Discourse analysis and philosophy: intersecting perspectives - Malika TEMMAR 159
159 Chapter X Discourse analysis and philosophy: intersecting perspectives Malika TEMMAR By comparison with other disciplines in the human and social sci- ences, philosophy has, in a way, long been resistant to discourse analy- sis. Although contemporary philosophers have expanded ways of un- derstanding “the philosophical utterance” – hermeneutic approaches in the case of Ricoeur, deconstructivist for Derrida, analytical or posi- tivist for Wittgenstein and Carnap – they take little account of philo- sophical forms of expression themselves. In fact, analyses of these expressive forms are very few and far between1 and tend increas- ingly to be developed in the field of research2. However, this is hap- pening in contexts which do not lay claim to discourse analysis and do not necessarily seek to connect philosophical forms of expres- sion with the institutional conditions in which they emerge; nor do they make use of the modern linguistic tools available in language sciences. In the early 1990s, as part of a seminar at the Collège Inter- national de Philosophie which started out from the fundamental re- sistance of philosophy to setting itself up as an object of study3, 1 Two main references may be noted: J.L. Galay, Philosophie et invention textuelle: essai sur la poétique d’un texte kantien, Paris, Klincksieck, 1977; and P.A. Cahné, Un autres Descartes: le philosophe et son langage, Paris, Vrin 1980. 2 The first international conference on “Philosophers’ style” was held in Besançon (organised by B. Curatalo and J. Poirier in November 2005). 3 (Cossutta, 1995:...
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