Structuralist Disposition Of Foucault ' The Works Of Derrida

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structuralist disposition of Foucault. The works of Derrida encourage us to consider the condition of strategies that ultimately refers to a radical exteriority - something remaining outside to power and authority. This analysis of the 'outside ' acts as the catalyst to resist any form of authority without re-affirming or confirming to the structure of authority that attempts to displace. Christopher Norris defines deconstruction as a series of moves, which involve the disassembling of opposition and hierarchies and revealing 'aporias ' and elements of self contradiction. (Norris, Chritopher in Derrida (London: Fontana Press, 1987), p. 19). So, deconstruction is conceptualized as a strategy of raising questions about philosophies claim to reflexive self identity. In introducing the concept of 'supplement ', Derrida writes 'it is not any less remarkable that the so called living discourse should suddenly be described by a metaphor borrowed from the order of the very thing one is trying to exclude from it '. (Derrida, Jacques in Dissemination, trans. Barbara Johnson , Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1981, p. 148). In that sense, speech is dependent on the writing that it tends to exclude ultimately leading to writing as the logic of supplementarity ; a supplement is necessarily excluded by the presence but is also in indispensable for the formation of its identity. This unearthing of the logic of supplementarity is considered to be a deconstructive move adopted

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