Derrida, Jacques. "Signature, Event, Context." Margins of Philosophy. N.p.: U of Chicago, 1982. 307-30. Print.
Our thinking is derived from meaning and only our communication may seem above the signified objects our mind sees because it’s another order in itself. The preliminary actions taken before communication or before an event must be organized as a certain discourse can be made with significance either better or worse. Derrida explains context can never be certainly one fashion; indeterminable. Any writing should be seen as a means of communication, and that its options extend far, but not infinite as we have limited senses we can communicate with. He makes a reference to Condillac, who introduces a way of “tracing,” a process in which our mind travels back through a continuous decomposition of signs and their meaning. Derrida also believes anything surrounding the sign in a past situation will also be included in the thought one refers back to, or retraces to. For language to be appropriate, one must be in a certain situation, someone has to be willing to reply, and if one make the wrong choice, it can be misunderstood, which in most cases, we all are misunderstood. This meaning of sign and there meanings are paradoxical, but it is only because we as humans are trying to solve a mystery of why our minds work and how the brain works on a common sense level.
Derrida, Jacques. "Structure, Sign, and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences." A Postmodern Reader. New York: State U of New York, 1993. 223-42. Print.
Derrida begins by describing what post-structure is as it is the structurality of structure. He explains that a structure without a specific center represents the unthinkable. The center of...
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...where his son joins others. Along with their family, the mother is unable to maintain or have faith in the journey of survival. The shopping cart is labelled as a home, and the product of the contemporary culture. The novel is compared to Allegory of the Cave and how their objects were their own sightings, not of someone’s signified objects. Also explained is how the father see’s the naked figure drinking in the cave:: through the inside, where he describes its’ heart and brain metaphorically. Woodson puts emphasis on the father’s memory of his childhood, where one day he and his uncle work outside, but don’t say a word, which is avoiding communicating through language. The father’s memories of his “Eden,” is only a reminder of the fall of humanity. The father attempts to domesticate their lives by setting the table and being civilized when everywhere else is savage.
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