Elemental Oppositions

Some articles on elemental oppositions, opposition:

Différance – Between Structure and Genesis
... Derrida approaches all texts as constructed around elemental oppositions which all speech has to articulate if it intends to make any sense whatsoever ... Derrida sees these differences as elemental oppositions working in all languages, systems of distinct signs, and codes, where terms don't have absolute meanings but instead draw ... that which cannot be governed by or distributed between the terms of this opposition) production of the intervals without which the "full" terms would not ...
On Deconstruction - From Différance To Deconstruction
... Derrida approaches all texts as constructed around elemental oppositions which all discourse has to articulate if it intends to make any sense whatsoever ... Derrida then sees these differences, as elemental oppositions (0-1), working in all "languages", all "systems of distinct signs", all "codes", where terms don't have an"absolute ... be governed by or distributed between the terms of these opposition) production of the intervals without which the "full" terms would not signify, would not function ...

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