Opublikowane: 2023-12-31

Around "Deconstruction." Author’s Response

David J. Gunkel
Studia Philosophiae Christianae
Dział: Artykuły naukowe


In this paper I reply to the four critical articles that were provided in response to my book Deconstruction (MIT Press 2021). It proceeds in four steps: (1) I begin with a reply to Stanisław Chankowski’s use of the psychoanalytic term “fetishistic denial” to describe the formal character of the text. (2) I then engage with the criticism supplied by Piotr Kozak, who questions deconstruction’s theory of truth (or its lack thereof). (3) From this, I take-up and respond to Przemysław Nowakowski’s proposal that deconstruction might provide a way to reimagine the interdisciplinarity of cognitive science. And (4) I conclude with a response to Michał Piekarski’s mashup of Ludwig Wittgenstein and Jacques Derrida, which supplies a reading of these two thinkers that is arguably greater than the sum of the parts. The objective of the reply is not to offer a defense of myself or my text but to engage with these interesting and insightful reviews in a way that opens the space for productive dialogue.


Received: 28/09/2023. Reviewed: 30/10/2023. Accepted: 12/11/2023.

Słowa kluczowe:

cognitive science, deconstruction, Jacques Derrida, Plato, truth, Ludwig Wittgenstein, writing

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Gunkel, D. J. (2023). Around "Deconstruction." Author’s Response. Studia Philosophiae Christianae, 59(2), 7–20. https://doi.org/10.21697/spch.2023.59.A.08

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