Things could not have set about signifying progressively. Whose first line tells the truth.” (Francis Ponge) “The Text” In its most conventional and historical sense the word “text” means: The actual words of a book, or poem, etc., either in their. Quotations by Jacques Derrida, French Philosopher, Born July 15, 1930. The premise of deconstruction is that all of Western literature and philosophy implicitly relies on a metaphysics of presence, where intrinsic meaning is accessible by virtue of pure presence. DERRIDA AND DECONSTRUCTION Isolating Derrida from deconstruction—or even the other way around—is simply futile as one cannot go without the other. Deconstruction (French: déconstruction) is a literary theory and philosophy of language derived principally from Jacques Derrida's 1967 work Of Grammatology. Post Structuralism - In structuralism one sees commentaries on the structure from various seminal theorists trying to unveil what lies in, behind and around the structure, but Derrida deconstructs the fundamental assumption original form or any form they have been transmitted in. Derrida and Deconstruction “With the word with, then, begins this text. To take other examples: what historical and strategic function should henceforth be assigned to the quotation marks, whether visible or invisible, which transform this into a “book,” or which still make the deconstruction of philosophy into a “philosophical discourse”?” ― Jacques Derrida, Dissemination Jacques Derrida is almost perfectly synonymous with deconstructionism. Share with your friends. However, like hack writers or television producers, academics will use a formula if it does the job and they are not held to any higher standard (though perhaps Derrida can legitimately claim some credit for originality in inventing the formula in the first place). Deconstruction, in particular, is a fairly formulaic process that hardly merits the commotion that it has generated. Derrida’s name is inextricably linked with the term ‘deconstruction‘. Jacques Derrida Deconstruction. Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) came to prominence in the late 1960s and early 1970s with the publication of Of Grammatology (1967), Writing and Difference (1967) and Margins of Philosophy (1972). Enjoy the best Jacques Derrida Quotes at BrainyQuote. Enjoy the best Jacques Derrida quotes and picture quotes! Sourced quotations by the French Philosopher Jacques Derrida (1930 — 2004) about man, death and discourse. Derrida quotes and approves Levi-Strauss who writes: “Whatever may have been the moment and the circumstances of its appearance in the scale of animal life, language could only have been born in one full swoop (all at a time). or transmuted into: a book of such words: words set to.