Elemental Oppositions

Some articles on elemental oppositions, opposition:

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" meaning, but can ... by or distributed between the terms of these opposition) production of the intervals without which the "full" terms would not signify, would not function ...
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 meaning from reciprocal ... which cannot be governed by or distributed between the terms of this opposition) production of the intervals without which the "full" terms would not ...

Famous quotes containing the word elemental:

    For the elemental creatures go
    About my table to and fro,
    That hurry from unmeasured mind
    To rant and rage in flood and wind....

    William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)