"Deconstruction signifies a project of critical thought whose task is to locate and 'take apart'.... 'Deconstruction' is somewhat less negative than the Heideggerian or Nietzschean terms 'destruction' or 'reversal'; it suggests that certain foundational concepts of metaphysics will never be entirely eliminated...."
(Introduction by Allison, in Speech and Phenomena, Jaques Derrida, Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 1973, p xxxii, n 1)