Consider that there are many languages and therefore many different words for tree. The letters that form "tree" mean tree because we as a community agree that "tree" represents tree. But "tree" has other forms in other languages. It is not the word that creates meaning;
Let me stop right there. Recently some interest has been expressed among my Friends to look into what Derrida is all about, and one should, should one so might. This volume in particular was indicated.
Enough suffering by book, enough already! These Friends of mine, whose best interest I undertook to protect and defend, are talented readers all.
Am I protecting a secret treasure which ought not be dirtied by the enjoyers of Fiction, the sullen readers of Books? But what do we do when faced and repeatedly threatened by this spectacle which comes under the proper name of Derrida?
No debt is owed, no balances need be corrected. Frankly, if you find yourself curious about Derrida, I mean curious like some folks find themselves curious about that which is bandied about, then Derrida is probably not speaking to you.
I mean, Derrida is not speak to you. Who is he speak to, then? I was only overhearing.
What can you expect? And then there are those other proper names; Freud, Nietzsche, Foucault, Bataille, others rendered below.
The very things which are in question.
The very problematic of using the only language available to us to question the very thing which we are employing to question it.
One must read what has already been written. I read it last summer, should return to it again, and would be the one I am most interested in disseminating.
As I recall, it is a devastating wrap up of the project which would seek to cleanse our language of the last vestigial trace of violence. The title is untranslatable. Difficult; but one suspects that a thorough grasp of this essay will get one many miles down Highway Derrida.
This might be the place to begin. A critique of structuralism by way of an analysis of Levi-Strauss, especially concerning the nature-culture presupposition in his work, a presupposition which is complicated by the prohibition of incest.Jacques Derrida (–) was the founder of “deconstruction,” a way of criticizing not only both literary and philosophical texts but also political institutions.
Jacques Derrida initiated a seismic wave throughout the field of literary criticism with the essays collected in Writing and Difference, in particular with the .
Jacques Derrida's theory of the sign fits into the poststructuralist movement, which runs counter to Saussurean structuralism (the legacy of linguist Ferdinand de Saussure).
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DERRIDA'S DOCTRINE OF THE "LOGOS" DEFINED: I had already conquered Derrida's "Grammatlogy"; and that is the best reference for the totality of his position.