deconstructionism deconstructionism

Definition(s):

  • (n) a philosophical theory of criticism (usually of literature or film) that seeks to expose deep-seated contradictions in a work by delving below its surface meaning

Usage(s):

  1. Even if such spiritual deconstructionism is true, some scientists--to say nothing of most theologians--think it takes you only so far, particularly when it comes to trying to .
  2. Unlike those socialists depressed by the Reagan decade who retreated to their seminars on French deconstructionism, Ehrenreich went scrounging for morsels of social insight in chic .
  3. Corliss should lighten up, take a break from postmodern deconstructionism and take a trip through the magic wardrobe! Despite what Corliss thinks, there is indeed fire, passion and .

Quotes

  • Columnist and author David Brooks wrote: "If the true thing is obvious and boring, the liberal person will go off and say something original, even if it is completely idiotic. This is how deconstructionism got started."
    on Dec 26, 2005 By: David Brooks Source: Seattle Times

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