Sunday, October 10, 2004

An Obituary.....Sort Of.....Or Not.

French philosopher Jacques Derrida has died. It seems that his primary claim to fame, or shame depending on who you talk to, is the formulation of a school of thought called "deconstructionism". As near as I can figure, deconstructionism states that language can mean almost anything the listener wishes it to mean. So a Stop sign could mean Don't Stop, or possibly, Let's go grab a burger. Who knows?

The web, naturally, is having some fun at
Derrida's expense. But the best one I've seen is at JustOneMinute.

By the way, I agree with Derrida, so if you don't like my posts, it's your own damn fault.


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