Our Friend Jaques

 Posted by on 9 October 2004 at 12:55 pm  Uncategorized
Oct 092004

Well now, this headline indicates good philosophical news: French philosopher Derrida dies. I was unfortunate enough to read a some Derrida in a continental philosophy course at WashU many years ago. Unsurprisingly, the Teaching Company lecture from the Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition on his ideas was far more comprehensible than his own deliberately obscure works. Yet even when rendered comprehensible, his ideas were still somewhere between idiotic and nihilistic. So good riddance to Jaques!

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