Askoxford.com defines the word paradigm as:



  • noun 1 a typical example, pattern, or model of something. 2 a conceptual model underlying the theories and practice of a scientific subject. 3 Grammar a table of all the inflected forms of a word, serving as a model for other words of the same conjugation or declension.

  — DERIVATIVES paradigmatic /parrdigmattik/ adjective paradigmatically adverb.

  — ORIGIN Greek paradeigma, from paradeiknunai ‘show side by side’

Derrida uses to to describe how everything that we do is a copy of a copy.  We have already said all that we know (63).   We all play in a game to try and change around what we already know and re-present it.  I think we can only go so far in our own "mastery" or words and knowledge (64).  We have said all that we know already so now we are subjected to just twisting and turning what we already know and saying it again.

Derrida, Jacques. “Plato’s Pharmacy.” Disseminations. Ed. Barbara Johnson. Chicago: University of Chicago Publishing, 1977. 63-75.

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