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The question of the essence of things, the question "what i s . . . ? "
is actually the question which presupposes the answer that something
is undobtedly a something, but a something different from what it
appears to be, something different (deeper, truer, fuller) from what
we ask about asking the ąuestion "what i s . . . ? " The fact that we constantly
ask that question is a symptom of what Freud called "epistemophllia" and what Terry Eagleton calls "overreading", a kind of reading
whose typical exemple is Othello’s obsession.The deconstructire
proposal for the impossibility of the complete interpretation (or
reading) of any text - "misreading" - is a kind of therapy of epistemophllia.
This proposal also erases the idea of the text as a complete entity or whole.