Part 4. Meaning and Context

The central feature of written language is its relative permanence

Searle believes that Derrida confuses iterability with permanence.

He finds it faulty to suggest, as Derrida does, that because writing can exist in the absence of both the author and the reader, the written words cannot be said to convey meaning or intention.



HiT — an interdisciplinary journal that publishes papers on a rolling basis — is a digital platform to discuss the effects of the humanities being in a constant state of change.

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Flannery Wilson

Flannery has a PhD in Comparative Literature. She teaches French, Italian, and visual media. Her book on Taiwanese cinema can be found on Amazon.