Jacques Derrida was born in Algeria in His works of philosophy and linguistics form the basis of the school of criticism known as deconstruction. This theory states that language is an inadequate method to give an unambiguous definition of a work, as the meaning of text can differ depending on reader, time, and context. His De la Grammatologie , published as Of Grammatology in , is the most formal known statement of his theory.

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Woven into the volume are discussion transcripts, candid correspondence, and essays, as well as sketches, presentation drawings, and models.

Derrida and Eisenman's design process was Chora L Works documents the unprecedented collaboration, initiated in , between philosopher Jacques Derrida and architect Peter Eisenman on a project for the Parc de la Villette in Paris. Derrida and Eisenman's design process was guided by Plato's chora text from the Timeaus; their unique reciprocal relationship was an interchange—and transformation—of voices. Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. Published May 1st by Monacelli first published More Details Original Title.

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Beside critique, Derridean deconstruction consists in an attempt to re-conceive the difference that divides self-reflection or self-consciousness. But even more than the re-conception of difference, and perhaps more importantly, deconstruction works towards preventing the worst violence.

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So likewise it is right that the substance which is to be fitted to receive frequently over its whole extent the copies of all things intelligible and eternal should itself, of its own nature, be void of all the forms. Wherefore, let us not speak of her that is the Mother and Receptacle of this generated world, which is perceptible by sight and all the senses, by the name of earth or air or fire or water, or any aggregates or constituents thereof: rather, if we describe her as a Kind invisible and unshaped, all-receptive, and in some most perplexing and most baffling way partaking of the intelligible, we shall describe her truly. It is the origin for the recent interest in this rather obscure Greek term. Julia Kristeva deploys the term as part of her analysis of the difference between the semiotic and symbolic realms, in that Plato's concept of " khora " is said to anticipate the emancipatory employment of semiotic activity as a way of evading the allegedly phallocentric character of symbolic activity signification through language , which, following Jacques Lacan , is regarded as an inherently limiting and oppressive form of praxis. For example, an image needs to be held by something, just as a mirror will hold a reflection. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


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