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Examples of Irony in the Humanities

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Abstract

Writers from the Judaic persuasion, such as Derrida, speak of silence, a fundamentally unspoken aspect of irony. Carolyn Sharp wrote of this silence as seen in the Jewish Bible, both in terms of deconstruction and reconstruction (Sharp 2009, 7; 11). While Derrida underscored the term “deconstruction,” he rejected the term “reconstruction” because it implied a structure that had to be demolished. His work stands on a foundation without a beginning, holding no reality beyond the text, namely, “There is nothing outside of the text,” or “there is no outside-text” (Derrida, Of Grammatology 1974, 158).

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French Revolution Human Soul Interval Difference Metaphysical View Opposite Meaning 
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© Michael Szenberg and Lall Ramrattan 2014

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