A Deconstructive Analysis of Derrida’s Philosophy

  • Sanjaya Sahu Research Scholar, School of Education, Gangadhar Meher University, Sambalpur, Odisha, India,
  • Harihar Sarangi Former Associate Professor and Head, School of Education, Gangadhar Meher University, Sambalpur, Odisha, India
  • Partha Sarathi Mallik , Associate Professor and Head, School of Education, Gangadhar Meher University, Sambalpur, Odisha, India
Keywords: Deconstruction, Logocentrism, Phonocentrism, Aporia, Anti-representationalism

Abstract

This paper is designed to reveal some of the philosophical ideas of Algerian-born philosopher Jacques Derrida. Jacques Derrida, a leading figure of Post-structuralism and Postmodernism is best known as the founding father of ‘Deconstruction’ but many of his philosophical ideas such as, logocentrism, differance, phonocentrism, aporia, anti-representationalism, etc. still remain rarely focused. Therefore, in this paper the researcher has tried to explore various philosophical ideas of Derrida before the readers to get acquainted with Derrida’s contribution to the world of knowledge. This research work has done with the help of both primary sources i.e., original writings of Derrida and secondary sources including the texts written by others. Here, all of Derrida’s ideas are explicitly described and justified by an inductive method. Finally, a concluding remark on deconstruction has been made by comparing Derrida’s idea of “Differance” with Nagarjuna’s concept of “Emptiness” which left the Indian roots of deconstruction.

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2021-07-01
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