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Let us being again. To take some examples: why should “literature” still designate that which already breaks away from literature—away from what has always been conceived and signified under that name—or that which, not merely escaping literature, implacably destroys it? (Posed in these terms, the question would already be caught in the assurance of a certain fore-knowledge: can “what has always been conceived and signified under that name” be considered fundamentally homogeneous, univocal, or nonconflictual?) 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”?

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Derrida will prefer to follow the more "fruitful paths (formalization)" of a general semiotics without falling in what he considered "a hierarchizing teleology" privileging linguistics and speak of 'mark' rather than of language not as something restricted to mankind but as prelinguistic as the pure possibility of language working every where there is a relation to something else. And instead of thinking that we are living at the end of writing I think that in another sense we are living in the extension – the overwhelming extension – of writing. Derrida once explained that this assertion "which for some has become a sort of slogan in general so badly understood of deconstruction (.

His work influenced various activists and political movements. Particularly in his later writings he frequently addressed ethical and political themes. : /ʒɑːk ˈdɛrɨdə/; French: [ʒak dɛʁida]; July 15 1930 – October 9 2004) was a French philosopher born in French Algeria.

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