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discursive formation

discursive formation  

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Media studies
For Foucault, ‘the general enunciative principle that governs a group of verbal performances’. The term is also used to refer to the particular discourse governed by this principle, in which ...
discursive practice

discursive practice  

Foucault's term for communicative practices based on rules that define and construct their referents. See also constitutive models; compare signifying practice.
dispositif

dispositif  

An organization of statements. The term is used by Michel Foucault to describe the systemic connection of statements. It is for this reason often translated as ‘apparatus’, although this doesn't ...
Émile Benveniste

Émile Benveniste  

(1902–76)Frenchlinguist, generally regarded as one of the main precursors to structuralism. Born in Aleppo in Northern Syria, then a French Mandate, Benveniste's family, who were Sephardic Jews, sent ...
Peter Frederick Strawson

Peter Frederick Strawson  

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Philosophy
(1919–2006)British philosopher, a leading figure in contemporary Oxford linguistic philosophy. He was knighted in 1977.Strawson was born in London and educated at St John's College, Oxford; after ...
statements and sentences

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Colwyn Williamson

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
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Most modern logicians maintain that statements are distinct from sentences, citing the fact that not all sentences are used to make statements or arguing that the same statement may be ... More

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