Jacques Derrida’s Structure, Sign and Play

Derrida’s Structure, Sign and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences, a paper he presented at the John Hopkins University in 1966, launched poststructuralism into literary theory.   In this essay, Derrida attempts to 1) characterise certain features of the history of Western metaphysics; as issuing from the fundamental concepts of “structure” and “centre”, 2)… Read More Jacques Derrida’s Structure, Sign and Play