Dirasat: Human and Social Sciences

From 2000 to 2019

ISSN 1026-3721

Techniques of Interpretive Discourse in the works of Abdel Wahab El-Messiri: The Example of (Of Discourse and the Zionist Term)


Abstract | الملخص

Abdel-Wahab Al-Messeri (1938-2008) has produced a complete project of knowledge which aims at establishing a humanitarian moral outlook of human sciences. Throughout a quarter of a century, Al-Messiri has introduced deep and variable works that have formed a universal outlook through which he deconstructs the stable discourses and on top of them the modern Western discourse; its secular aspects and philosophical features. Al-Messiri depends on the comprehensive discourse that he calls "Interpretive Discourse" which surpasses other kinds of scientific, objective and textual discourses though it might use them. This "Interpretive Discourse" deepens our philosophical outlook and explains different phenomena through the techniques of abstraction depending on the belief that knowledge is the base for renewal. For Al-Messeri, "Interpretive Discourse" is a compound discourse that enables us to realize reality as a whole and not as scattered facts. By studying Al-Messiri's book Of Discourse and the Zionist Term (2003), the researcher aims at defining the techniques of this "Interpretive Discourse" that are based on deconstructing and reconstructing principles. These two require us to differentiate between the main (the core) and marginal aspects, including details within successive patterns, viewing phenomena through existing certain and possible elements, ignoring abstract values, stereotypical images and readymade molds, controlling generalizations and limiting the crisis of meaning (the signified).

Authors | المؤلفون

نضال "محمد فتحي" الشمالي

Keywords | الكلمات الدالة

Interpretive Discourse, Abde-Wahab Al-Messeri, Surface structure, Deep structure.

References | المراجع