Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Searle on Deconstructionism

This is John Searle's priceless take on deconstructionism. One footnote is particularly amusing:
I said that deconstruction had found little appeal among professional philosophers. But there are some notable exceptions, much prized by deconstructionists. They tend to be ambiguous allies. One of these characterized Derrida as "the sort of philosopher who gives bullshit a bad name." We cannot, of course, exclude the possibility that this may be an expression of praise in the deconstructionist vocabulary.

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