The Spectre of Derrida

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The Spectre of Derrida

Post by e_dog » October 26th, 2004, 10:02 pm

Jacques Derrida is dead.

not the name, which will not die, nor the spirit of deconstruction, which cannot, nor the writings which should not,

but the man is gone.

and what this means is that

one of the greatest philosophers of our time has passed, and just as he waited for the democracy-to-come, and just as he helped us open up to the Other, so we will wait for the next messiah without messianism.

Derrida is dead. Long live "Derrida"!

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Long live "Derrida"!

Post by bluefire » October 26th, 2004, 10:21 pm

Imagination and Vision
Logic and Dogma!

Don't know that much about him
but I think he might agree,
Seemed like he was saying something about
the many different ways to see things.

Long Live The Revolution!

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Post by Zlatko Waterman » October 26th, 2004, 10:42 pm

Dear e_dog:

Like everyone with an academic job, I waded through "Of Grammatology", "Plato's Pharmakos", etc. etc..

I read JD as a duty, never suspecting he could be a comedian, or even a writer of erotic innuendo. Then I read "The Post Card." ... 00/504.ctl

Have you read it? It's ridiculously expensive even in paperback, and over 500 pages long, but it contains moments unlike any other Derrida text I have encountered.

Your local university library should have it. Mine does.

Just an idea.

Your fellow JD fancier,


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Post by e_dog » October 26th, 2004, 11:06 pm

glad for the "post".

no, i haven't read the Post Card (yet?). looks really interesting, i will "have to" check it out!


Postscript: Damn, I need to get a job where i "have to" read JD as a duty. I need to get a job. I need.

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