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Loosening the Metaphysical Anchor of any Center by Derrida`s Concept of Textuality

Author Affiliations

  • 1Department of English Literature, Islamic Azad University, Ilam Branch, Ilam, IRAN

Res. J. Recent Sci., Volume 3, Issue (3), Pages 86-88, March,2 (2014)


To read a text from a deconstructive point of view, one should have a clear understanding of the tenets deconstruction sets forth. Since any knowledge has to be acquired and conveyed through language, it will be subject to all linguistic distortions, contradictions and unreliability that deconstructionists have discovered, imprinted in language and impossible to get rid of. This article tries to investigate the contribution of deconstruction father, Derrida, in loosening any center and his disruptive criticism of desire for center, drowning everything in textuality loosens the metaphysical anchor of any center. In fact what he does is to unravel the woven texture of arguments by first discovering and reversing the binary oppositions and then refusing to form any new centers, to reach an aporia where the text is unreadable and undecidable.


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