Deconstructivism

Deconstructivism is a philosophical movement that started in the 1960’s, particularly in the study of literature, questioning traditional assumptions about the ability of language to represent reality and emphasizing that a text has no stable reference because words essentially refer only to other words. A reader must, therefore, approach a text by eliminating any abstract reasoning or ethnocentric assumptions through an active role of defining meaning, sometimes by a reliance on etymology and new word construction.