Quotation by Jacques Derrida

I would say that deconstruction is affirmation rather than questioning, in a sense which is not positive: I would distinguish between the positive, or positions, and affirmations. I think that deconstruction is affirmative rather than questioning: this affirmation goes through some radical questioning, but it is not questioning in the field of analysis.
Jacques Derrida (b. 1930), Algerian–born French literary theorist. Interview, 1985, Criticism in Society, ed. Imre Salusinski (1987).
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