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[catalogued under 1. Philosophy / H. Continental Philosophy / 6. Deconstruction]

Full Idea

Post-structuralism was characterised by the denial of the human being as the privileged object of philosophical analysis, focusing instead on the social, linguistic and unconscious determinants of thought.

Gist of Idea

Post-structuralism focused on exterior determinants of thought, rather than the thinker


Johanna Oksala (How to Read Foucault [2007], Intro)

Book Reference

Oksala,Johanna: 'Foucault how to read' [Granta 2007], p.2

A Reaction

I'm new to this, and so far this sounds the same as structralism, so I'll have to keep going. I presume it is the same as the rejection of the author when interpreting literature (as in Barthes?). Structuralism was 'non-historical'.