Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Derrida’s best, -- and most original -- work was written as a ‘commentary’ on Husserl, Heidegger, Plato etc.

Floyd Says: August 4, 2007 at 2:21 am I won’t attempt to speak for Deleuze or the others, but arguably Derrida’s best, _and most original_ work, was written as a ‘commentary’ on Husserl, Heidegger, Plato etc. Even when he almost certainly misunderstood the full depth of their work his commentaries were original; they generated a forward motion of thought. Despite the distortions, he remains one of the best readers of the tradition in continental philosophy.
I don’t think you will be able to demarcate a definite boundary between ‘authentic’ philosophy, and philosophical conversation. In my eyes, the various contributions to theory differ mainly in degree of talent, not kind of approach.
larvalsubjects Says: August 4, 2007 at 2:27 am I find it exceedingly interesting that my comments are being interpreted as a rejection of commentary.
Let me ask you this: Can you imagine a work like Badiou’s Being and Event or Deleuze’s Difference and Repetition or Marion’s Being Given coming from an English speaking philosophy department? If not, why not?

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