Philosophy of language (François Recanati) and theory of poetics (Julia Kristeva): actualization of common problems and search for single center
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pheno-text, geno-text, intertext, semiotic dispositif, chora, context statevent, mental representation

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Uzunova, N. (2019). Philosophy of language (François Recanati) and theory of poetics (Julia Kristeva): actualization of common problems and search for single center. Multiversum. Philosophical Almanac, (3-4), 174-184.


This article is a study of natural language (and poetic language) and represents some common aspects that we find in the works of François Recanati and Julia Kristeva, despite the existing methodological differences. As a rule, studies in the field of poetics separate their subject from the subject of linguistic analysis (in particular), as well as from the subject of analysis of natural language (in general), since the poetic language has specific features. However, the author of the article proceeds from the belief that a consensus is possible between studies of texts of artistic works, despite their complex semantics, and expressions of natural language. This belief is based on the comparison of some fragments of the teachings and concepts of Kristeva and Recanati, which allows us to see the paradoxical similarity of the subjects of their research. Thus, consideration of Recanati, for example, of index expressions, does not simply not contradict the concept of Kristeva's narrative temporality, but refers to the search for a common source (or influence) of approaches. This common source causes interest not so much to the text or expression as to the figure of their author. In this case, as an influential source, the teaching of Lacan relies, although the author of the article does not develop this idea, which can become the basis of a separate study. However, the theoretical propositions that are mentioned in the article (at least with respect to the author of the text or expression) belonging to the philosophers under investigation may make sense in the case of joint use both in poetics and in the analysis of natural language. In this sense, the article emphasizes the use of Kristeva and Recanati developments in terms of the relationship between them. This will allow us to expand the horizons of the study of the language, regardless of the specific forms of its representation.
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