This book consists of a series of essays that all turn around questions of the address of speech or writing. They argue and demonstrate that meaning is not just a matter of the active intention of a subject (for example, speaker, writer, or other signatory of a meaningful act) but also of its reception at another's address. The book's main concern is therefore with a theory of meaning and of action that is not centered on the intentional, self-conscious subject. The fifteen chapters explore this problematic within three broad areas: love, jealousy, and sexual difference; fiction or literature; and political or public discourse. The book engages principally with contemporary French thought and includes important new readings of work by Jacques Derrida, HAclAune Cixous, Maurice Blanchot, and Jean-Luc Nancy.This book consists of a series of essays that all turn around questions of the address of speech or writing.
|Title||:||Book of Addresses|
|Publisher||:||Stanford University Press - 2005|