Gender And Gender In Derrida's Flirting With The Truth

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In this book, many of Derrida’s works have been interpreted by female theorists along with his interpretations own interpretations, and a crossing over between the two perspectives. The gender has been deconstructed and his works regarding gender has been analysed and broken down with respect to feminist paradigms.

The first work of his “Flirting with the truth” interpreted by Ellen K. Feder and Emily Zakin. Derrida talks about how how Woman and Truth have been interpreted as the opposite sides of the same coin. Here, the duality of truth and female have been explained by logocentrism. Logocentrism, as given by Derrida, as a reliance on presuppositions of the spiritual realms of the society (as explained by him as being “transcendental”). It means that to humans concepts and logic that is universal in nature exists within the human cognition even before actual processes of thought occurs. The concept of logocentrism has a close relation to phonocentrism that emphasises more on auditory stimulations and verbatim than written form to explain the semantic nature of language. This is because the specific nature of language can be determined in speech while the written format takes into more metaphorical sense. Derrida has explained it as the truth not being always physically present but being produced as being made present. This fact of presenting the truth as an arbitrary element is what philosophy does. The very “presence” of truth itself has been seen as having shades of
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