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University of Windsor

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Paper

Keywords

argumentation, deconstruction, Derrida, invention, khôra, loci, Plato, postmodernism, rhetoric, surprise, topoi.

Start Date

22-5-2013 9:00 AM

End Date

25-5-2013 5:00 PM

Abstract

Borrowing from Plato, argumentation tends to imagine that invention is at home in the khôra—the space of the ideas—because it is the space for discovering and sorting argument options. In contrast, this paper suggests we re-conceive the idea of inventio as emerging possibility. Inventio is not only the process of sorting the set of possible arguments but is the possibility of the new idea itself; the idiomatic, the absolute surprise.

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Khôra, invention, deconstruction and the space of complete surprise

University of Windsor

Borrowing from Plato, argumentation tends to imagine that invention is at home in the khôra—the space of the ideas—because it is the space for discovering and sorting argument options. In contrast, this paper suggests we re-conceive the idea of inventio as emerging possibility. Inventio is not only the process of sorting the set of possible arguments but is the possibility of the new idea itself; the idiomatic, the absolute surprise.