Binding Textuality: Reading Jacques Derrida

Dissertation, Purdue University (1981)
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The strategy of deconstruction displayed in the writing of Jacques Derrida forces a self-reflexive moment, in the encounter with the text, that disqualifies and obliterates the protocols of reading. "Binding Textuality" broaches and embraces the question of reading through an enactment of specific Derridean textual motifs. ;A central aim of the text is to expose Jacques Derrida through a reading of the relations his writing exhibits with respect to particular texts and textual themes promulgated in the history of Western philosophy. To achieve this aim, a certain economy is established and maintained to force an opening in the style Jacques Derrida models. "Binding Textuality" proceeds in three Parts entitled "The Question of Reading: An Introduction," "Semeiotic, Language, Tradition," and "The Play of Ellipsis: Annular Translation." These parts proffer a rendering of the Derridean text, respectively, through: a series of questions that affords a pre-opening to that script; a staging of the horizontal boundaries or the tradition which prefigures that script; and an interpretive unraveling and restitching of Derrida's text to indicate the play at work in reading such a contemporary style of writing. ;The strategy of "Binding Textuality" is obliged to deploy or to undergo, and as such to demonstrate and to capitalize on, the contortions and tropes of Derrida's maneuvers and strategies as a style that plays with dissimulation, deceit, and artifice. Derrida's text is shown to afford a certain style of inquiry, a style of philosophy, or philosophic cunning. Affirming the invitation and encouragement of Derrida's text to risk the uncertainty of inquiry, the insight of "Binding Textuality" comes to just this: the writing of Jacques Derrida fosters a genuinely novel and unselfish rendering of paideia. Now, Jacques Derrida is read or seen as a bricoleur attempting to realize the necessity of self-criticism and the need for the recombination of ideas and possibilities that unfold through self-critique



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