Structuralism’s nihilism | Peter J. Leithart | First Things

“Post-structuralism extends this nihilistic direction of structuralism, but deconstruction, like Foucault’s archeological or genealogical method, arises more directly from the failed promise of structuralism. In the hands of some practitioners, structuralism became another form of foundationalism that claimed to discover the ground of language and culture, and post-structuralists have come to doubt the scientific pretensions of structuralism.”

Structuralism’s nihilism | Peter J. Leithart | First Things

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