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In deconstructionist writing a word is used under erasure (French, sous rature) if it is necessary to use it, but it is only doubtfully intelligible. The device is akin to placing inverted commas around a word to show that its use is suspicious, e.g. Locke's concept of ‘substance’.

Subjects: Literature — Philosophy.


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