The classical roots of poststructuralism: Lacan, Derrida, and Foucault

@article{Miller1998TheCR,
  title={The classical roots of poststructuralism: Lacan, Derrida, and Foucault},
  author={P. A. Miller},
  journal={International Journal of the Classical Tradition},
  year={1998},
  volume={5},
  pages={204-225}
}
  • P. A. Miller
  • Published 1998
  • Philosophy
  • International Journal of the Classical Tradition
  • This paper argues that French poststructuralist theory does not represent a movement antithetical to Classics and the Classical Tradition, but should be read as its extension. Major recurring themes of poststructuralist thought are articulated at the beginning of the 1960’s in Lacan’s commentaries on Sophocles’Antigone and Plato’sSymposium. Derrida’s reading of thePhaedrus as well as his citation of the Platonic tradition in his dispute with Foucault over the latter’sHistoire de la folie… CONTINUE READING
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