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By Simon Glendinning

This quantity contains the full lawsuits of the 1999 Ratio convention at which Derrida made major contributions on a variety of subject matters, together with the relation of his paintings to analytical philosophy, the common sense of argument, fact ineffability, that means, animal existence, and the attract the normal within the paintings of Wittgenstein and J.L. Austin.

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But it has been argued WIthIn other schools in the Continental field that �hould only see n ? tions �uch as ' differ-ance' as marking knotty ap:� zas that one gets Into with certain ways of thinking about things �n� th ; refore as simply a demand to think about 'concept' an d obj ect and 're ferenc ? ' (which are, as it were, the 'lowest . c �mmon denomInato rs here) in rather different ways. And one mIght the ? l � ok to, say, Heidegger or Adorno or Wittgenstein for ways of thInkIng �bout them which are not so paradoxical.

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W. MOORE 9. But wait! This defence of conceptual philosophy . tion b � tw� en talkIng about playful uses of language and actually IndulgIng In �hem; between adverting to 'abnormal' ways o� usi �g wor� s and USI� g those. s�me words in 'abnormal' ways. Yet IS thIS not Just the kInd of dIstinc­ tion that Derrida calls into question in 'Signature, Event, Context' ? . n There is a more general distinction at stake here, a �IstinCtIo . that many conceptual philosophers wou�d regard as a bas� c ana�ytlC tool.

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