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How can one deconstruct what can't be constructed:

What is the relativity of literature?

Kevin Crone

A while back, I was reading The Tao of Physics by Fritjof Capra when I noticed that the comparison drawn between physics and Eastern mysticism could be linked to Jacques Derrida's Deconstruction philosophy. For example: in quantum physics, the further you go into the atom, the less the atom tells you about its make-up (or, the farther out in space we go, the more we realize the things we thought we knew about gravity, time and space don't fit in with the way things actually work), in Eastern philosophy, the further you go within yourself, the closer you get to the outside of yourself, and in Deconstructionist thought, the deeper you go into the criticism of literature, the less you can understand, and eventually in all three, the preconceived notions about the reality of anything are merely illusions created by the language used to describe something that can't be described. What I intend to do with this web page is to explore these similarities, maybe find some differences, and hopefully have a good time while doing so. I hope you enjoy this little journey; it may prove interesting.

In order to track all of this information down, I spent a lot of time on the net using as many different resources as possible. From virtual libraries to Yahoo!, search engines to online dictionaries, little known nooks and crannies of the Web to respected educational institutions; I present an endless stream of signifiers leading to the eternal questions:

1) What is Deconstruction?

2) What is Relativity?

3) Where does Eastern Mysticism fit in this equation?

4) The point?

Disclaimer--Not being a scientist, the information contained concerning physics is purely elementary; not being a mystic, (or knowing any) the information concerning Eastern Mysticism is simply derived from the web; and being a writer (and not a very good one at that) the information concerning Deconstruction is what I picked up in Literary Criticism class.

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