al-Asad, Mohammad. "The Construction of Spatial Commonality Within the Apple vs. Orange Taxonomic Paradigm: Revising the Accepted". 2005.
Pre-structuralist ideologies have imposed
an intensive corpus of delineations debating an epistemological investigation
defining the construction of spatial commonality with the apple vs. orange
taxonomic paradigm. The dialectic underpinnings of such debates have reached a
collective synthesis that accepts and in turn underscores specific taxonomic
constructs connecting the two objects under consideration. This synthesis
presents a hierarchical system that structures a spatial field segregating the
two members of the fruit family and establishes the hegemony of the apple in
relation to the orange. However, a re-examination of presented evidence divulges
epistemological patterns that question and ultimately redefine the
underpinnings as well as the historicity of such a synthesis. As this paper
will expose, this re-examination will lead to a reconfiguration of this supposition
in favor of a spatial matrix that establishes the subservient relation of the
orange vis-à-vis the apple.