Monday, May 05, 2008

Derrida Derision :)

From - Derrida for Beginners:

Derrida is one of those annoying geniuses you can take a class on, read half-a-dozen books by and still have no idea what he’s talking about. Derrida’s ‘writing’ is definitely confusing (it’s like he’s pulling the rug out from under the rug that he pulled out from under philosophy). But beneath the confusion, like the heartbeat of a bird in your hand, you can feel Derrida’s electric genius. It draws you to it; you want to understand it…but it’s so confusing.


Blogger -suitepotato- said...

Other than that he looked suspiciously like Exeter from This Island Earth... He basically beat a dead horse into neutron star matter.

Trying to reinterpret "a text" based in YOUR assumptions as to the mentality, psychology, and culture of the person who composed it is nothing new. They hire people to do this at the CIA. The Greeks and Persians used to do this. We call it "second guessing".

If you take deconstruction, hermeneutics and things like that too seriously, you can end up mentally damaged. A lot of young people in college take all of it way to seriously.

May 05, 2008 5:49 PM  

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