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May 2020

Structuralism Linguistics

‘Philosophy’ has never been Wisdom, chapter 22: Saussure’s Structuralist Linguistics

(‘Philosophy’ has been wisdom only for one type of mind; perhaps for two if one separates Continental from modern Anglophone philosophy.) For instance, reading repeatedly through sites on Saussure, I have been beaten back each time by my disbelief that it could have been taken seriously as Science or as Philosophy.   It seems to me to have been handing out nothing but the most obvious of truisms.  Saussure, for a…