Emulations - Note No. 9

Fredric Jameson reminds readers of the importance of finding the right starting point.  In a forward to a collection of Greimassian texts, he writes:  "the inaugural decision, not merely about the terms of the binary opposition to be expanded and articulated in the square as a whole, but also, and above all, the very order in which those terms are arranged;  it makes a fundamental difference" (On Meaning xv).