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"In Not Saussure, I examined the claims made by post-Saussurean thinkers about the relationship between language, the self and reality. [...] In particular, I investigated the claim that words could not refer to a genuinely extra-linguistic reality. I was able to establish that most of the celebrated post-Saussurean assertions -" "there is no outside the text"; "all texts are about other texts"; "the world of words creates the world of things", etc. - are based on serious misreadings of Saussure." --In Defence of Realism, page 3

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Not Saussure: A Critique of Post-Saussurean Literary Theory (1998) is a book by Raymond Tallis with criticism of poststructuralism.




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