Plato, via Derrida, says that
writing always says the same thing
This repetition makes writing non-viable,
Compare " more Plato" and
"parent" at the same time. Can the text and the author both be dead at the same time? This is the fault, as Derrida points out, with binary logic. Both must exist at the same time, and yet both cannot exist at the same time, in the Western metaphysical scheme.
Text of "More Plato":
If writing is thus dead, is it then up to the reader to resuscitate it? If writing always says the same thing,
must it always mean the same thing? Not if readers imbue the text with meaning,
making a text writerly, rather than readerly, alive rather
Text of "parent":
the text has killed off this parent.
The author/father is dead and the text must speak
Derrida 91, 143-144.