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[catalogued under 3. Truth / A. Truth Problems / 9. Rejecting Truth]

Full Idea

Derrida's view is that every discourse is metaphorical, and there is no difference between truth-talk and metaphor.

Gist of Idea

Derrida says that all truth-talk is merely metaphor

Source

report of Jacques Derrida (works [1990]) by Pascal Engel - Truth 2.5

Book Reference

Engel,Pascal: 'Truth' [Acumen 2002], p.59


A Reaction

Right. Note that this is a Frenchman's summary. How would one define metaphor, without mentioning that it is parasitic on truth? Certainly some language tries to be metaphor, and other language tries not to be.