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Absence of binary opposition by Renrui Yu

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Published by Suntan International in Taipei, Taiwan .
Written in English

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Other titlesYin yang que
Statementpoems by Janice J. Yu = [Yin yang que / Yu Renrui shi]
LC ClassificationsPL2973.R46 A627 2008
The Physical Object
Pagination75 p. :
Number of Pages75
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25322536M
LC Control Number2011467506

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findings confirm that the binary opposition and the binary pair alone cannot lead us to comprehensive understanding of texts. After this research, the author hopes some samples of the binary pair and the binary opposition, such as the metaphysics of absence versus or . A major focus of deconstruction has been the traditional binary oppositions that have structured Western thought since the time of the Greeks: for example, the oppositions between inside and outside, mind and body, literal and metaphorical, speech and writing, presence and absence, nature and culture, intelligible and sensible, form and meaning. The symbolic order is characterized by a binary opposition between absence and presence. "In the symbolic order nothing exists except upon an assumed foundation of absence. Nothing exists except insofar as it does not exist." Real. This is a basic difference between the symbolic and the real. "There is no absence in the real.   “the absence of heat is cold the absence of light is darkness the absence of God is evil” (Einstein) What are binary opposites? perhaps it was Einstein who provided us with one of the best insights of what these are — that the absence of one, is the genesis of another that belongs to a totally different and opposite species.

In Margins of Philosophy, Derrida claims that “An opposition of metaphysical concepts (speech/writing, presence/absence, etc.) is never the face-to-face of two terms, but a hierarchy and an order of subordination (MP ).” So, binary opposition establishes dualisms between terms that by their very nature privilege one term in the binary.   “Binary opposition offers a way of understanding the complex ways that our minds work when they are presented with language and the need to understand what that language means. When we make meaning - and take feeling - from language, much of that meaning and feeling is generated in the mind because the mind is aware.   For Saussure the binary opposition was the “means by which the units of language have value or meaning; each unit is defined against what it is not.” With this categorization, terms and concepts tend to be associated with a positive or negative. For example, Reason/Passion, Man/Woman, Inside/Outside, Presence/Absence, Speech/Writing, etc.   Poststructuralism critiques the binary oppositions in Western thought, in which one term is privileged over the other, as in, presence/absence, male/female, speech/writing, identity/difference, truth/error, mastery/submission, West/ East; the former denotes the privileged, central term associated with the logos or the phallus.