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Jacques Derridas Structure Sign and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences is a very difficult piece of literature Once one pushes through the shell of the text it then becomes possible to breakdown and understand the message that he is trying to convey It is very important when dealing with this text to be patient and thorough Derrida says For the paradox is that the metaphysical reduction of the sign needed the opposition it was reducing The opposition is systematic with the reduction And what we are saying here about the sign can be extended to all the concepts and all the sentences of metaphysics in particular to the discourse on structure But there are several ways of being caught in this circle They are all more or less nave more or less empirical more or less systematic more or less close to the formulation- that is to the formalization- of this circle It is these differences which explain the multiplicity of destructive discourses and the disagreement between those who elaborate them 85 At first glance this statement seems rather obtuse and cumbersome to deal with The basic argument that Derrida is making and I dont know why he doesnt plainly explain it is that sign is what makes argumentation and exploration possible The sign is responsible for proof disproof back to proof and then again disproof Breaking that down a little further and for the sake of a better understanding imagine an argument between two people about the phenomenon we call professional sports we can take football as the easiest example The argument posed is salary caps and who is responsible for the high pay of these athletes One may argue that it is the players and their expanding greed Another person can argue that it is the owners and their quest for domination who shell out for these players and create the market These are two arguments with equal
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