Jacques Derrida

(…) the entire history of the concept of structure, before the rupture of which we are speaking, must be thought of as a series of substitutions of centre for centre, as a linked chain of determinations of the centre. Successively, and in a regulated fashion, the centre receives different forms or names. The history of metaphysics, like the history of the West, is the history of these metaphors and metonymies. Its matrix […] is the determination of Being as presence in all senses of this word. It could be shown that all the names related to fundamentals, to principles, or to the centre have always designated an invariable presence – eidosarchētelosenergeiaousia (essence, existence, substance, subject), alētheia, transcendentality, consciousness, God, man, and so forth.

– ”Structure, Sign and Play” in Writing and Difference, p. 353.