We conclude the language series by considering the final question: Do words actually mean anything? This may sound like a strange question to ask, considering the many aspects of language we've covered over the last eight episodes, but when we look closely at language and words, the answer is not obvious. We unpack the question from the perspective of Jacques Derrida, the 20th century French philosopher whose work established the controversial field of deconstruction.
The Here and Now Podcast Language Series
Derrida on Language – Philosophy Now
Deconstruction - Wikipedia
Derrida and Words – Philosophize This! Stephen West
How to deconstruct almost anything – Chip Morningstar