more from Jacques Derrida

Single Idea 8212

[catalogued under 19. Language / A. Nature of Meaning / 2. Meaning as Mental]

Full Idea

All experience is the experience of meaning (Sinn). Everything that appears to consciousness, everything that is for consciousness in general, is meaning.

Gist of Idea

Everything that is experienced in consciousness is meaning


Jacques Derrida (Semiology and Grammatology [1968], p.26)

Book Reference

Derrida,Jacques: 'Positions' [Continuum 2002], p.26

A Reaction

This an assertion, from a quite different philosophical tradition, of the centrality of linguistic meaning in philosophy. It links with the centrality of intentionality in our understanding of the mind.