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The Potential of a Text

(Original title: Možnosti textu)
Filozofia, 66 (2011), 7, 683-688.
Type of work: Reflections
Publication language: Czech

The paper offers a brief history of French theory of text (Julia Kristeva, Roland Barthes) from the conception of the text as a stabile repository of the materiality of the signifier to the notion of the text as a field of production (becoming, significance). This development necessarily transforms the definition of the theory as well as the basic idea of the coherence of the text. But just from this perspective it is possible to see the new concept of text as a picture of our contemporary world. The text is, in this sense, a model of our world.


Text, Theory of text, Signification and significance, French New Novel, World as a text

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