from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The study and science of systems of graphic script.

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  • n. The scientific study of writing systems or scripts.


Greek gramma, grammat-, letter; see grammar + -logy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Coined by linguist Ignace Gelb in 1952. (Wiktionary)


  • Even Derrida took language as highest philosophy and profoundly meditated in his book. on grammatology.

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  • I believe this is the case with Sri Aurobindo too, which is what makes those who are open to his word, bypass the grammatology and awake to the Truth-validity behind its address.

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  • We could speak about the meaning of life vis-a-vis non-consequential/deontological theories, apodictic transformation schemata, the incoherence of exemplification, metaphysical realism, Cartesian interactive dualism, revised non-reactive dualism, postmodernist grammatology and dicey dichotomies.

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  • In this sense, différance as the spacing of difference, as archi-writing, would be the gram of grammatology.


  • Applied grammatology uses psychoanalytic practices, including the notion of a structuring absence or unconscious, to challenge the metaphysics of presence and the self-conscious subject (the tenor).

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  • The study of grammatology, or the investigation of writing, is a fascinating topic.

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