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Heidegger and Language

As of late I have been concerned with the nature of language and how it is interpreted through speech acts. A speech act is in general an act of communication (Bach, 984). Following a tradition of deconstruction, speech acts are subject to close examination illustrating the endless conflicting meaning, showing that any proposed meaning can be undermined by careful attention to the role of subsidiary themes within a speech act (Gutting 830-31). Although not a deconstructionist, John Searle seemingly illustrates the same propensity toward the task of deconstruction[1].

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