deconstructionism

noun de·con·struc·tion·ism \ -shə-ˌni-zəm \

Definition of deconstructionism

deconstructionist

play \-shə-nist\ adjective or noun

Recent Examples of deconstructionism from the Web

  • The effort by the extreme left to not only silence the scientific community but to reject the validity of the scientific method is of course the logical and inevitable result of the postmodernist embrace of moral relativism and deconstructionism.

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First Known Use of deconstructionism

1977


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