Jaques Derrida with “Logos” “Logos, a living, animate creature, is thus also an organism that has been engendered. An organism: a differentiated body proper, with a center and extremities, joints, a head, and feet.” (Jaques Derrida, Plato’s Pharmacy)
Jaques Derrida's Of Grammatology: 40th Anniversary
“The animal is thought as something faceless, another of the man, a being devoid of language. His silence denies the possibility of response and the ability to be named. It is man who has given the name to animal” (Jaques Derrida). Photo by Carolina Cardich, 2013
Today I offer an old essay from my uni days, it is an overview of postmodernism, taking a closer analytical look at deconstruction as part of the postmodernist movement. In particular I address the work of Jaques Derrida, how it has developed, is applied and its continuing contributions to the postmodernism. I put forth a brief definition of modernism, as I saw it then, as a kind of historical background and finish up with some reflections of my own.