Jacques Derrida and Deconstruction: Part 3a: What is Deconstruction?

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Deconstruction has roots in Martin Heidegger’s concept of Destruktion. Destruktion is not an ordinary German word. It was borrowed from Latin in order to express a concept that Heidegger believed to be relatively new to the philosophical domain. However, the concept become confused with the more common word when translated into French or English. The more common German word for “destruction” is “Zerstörung,” but Heidegger’s concept of Destruktion is also closely related to “Abbau” or dismantling.
Heidegger states that Destruktion is to “arrive at those primordial experiences in which we achieved our first ways of determining the nature of Being—the ways which have guided us ever since” in his book, Being and Time. Destruktion is different from deconstruction because deconstruction has no set goal. Deconstruction must be a continuing process due to the constantly changing nature of language, which makes it impossible for there to be a final meaning or…

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  1. This is what I call, I’ll be back,it’s not something I can just sink my teeth in all at once. But the taste and flavor is so good that I want more. So I will have to keep coming back for tastes.I love the spelling………. destruktion

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