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MARQUES, Marcelo de Souza. Ontological Status of the Discourse Theory (TD) in Laclau and Mouffe: Dialogs, Perspectives and Basic Concepts. Dados [online]. 2020, vol.63, n.2, e20180242.  Epub July 15, 2020. ISSN 1678-4588.

The Discourse Theory (DT) of Laclau and Mouffe has been increasingly discussed and mobilized as a methodological, epistemological and theoretical tool in different areas of the knowledge, evincing its interdisciplinary character. Nevertheless, some philosophical and theoretical discussions presented in their theory lack clarity, since they are not always fully ellaborated by Laclau and Mouffe. Taking that into account, this article’s aim is to revisit some central elements of Laclau and Mouffe’s thought, by helping to delineate the ontological status of their work, and thus allowing us to “locate” the theory in a wider form, so that people with different backgrounds may access some of their fundamental aspects. Thus, I expect to contribute to a better comprehension of the DT in Laclau and Mouffe and of its basic concepts.

Keywords : Discourse Theory; Laclau and Mouffe; ontological status.

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