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1. Philosophy / H. Continental Philosophy / 6. Deconstruction

[wisdom can only draw attention to human presuppositions]

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Deconstructing philosophy gives the history of concepts, and the repressions behind them [Derrida]
The movement of 'différance' is the root of all the oppositional concepts in our language [Derrida]
Derrida came to believe in the undeconstructability of justice, which cannot be relativised [Derrida, by Critchley]
Deconstruction is not neutral; it intervenes [Derrida]
We aim to explore the limits of expression (as in Mallarmé's poetry) [Derrida]
Sentences are contradictory, as they have opposite meanings in some contexts [Derrida]
Sincerity can't be verified, so fiction infuses speech, and hence reality also [Derrida]
The idea of being as persistent presence, and meaning as conscious intelligibility, are self-destructive [Derrida, by Glendinning]
On the surface of deconstructive writing, technicalities float and then drift away [Scruton]
Deconstruction is the last spasm of romanticism, now become hopeless and destructive [Scruton]
Post-structuralism focused on exterior determinants of thought, rather than the thinker [Oksala]