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by d63
Sun Apr 23, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 283
Views: 18516

Re: Postcards:

Before I move on to my next immersion, I want to tie up one last loose end as concerns Fish. I’ve pretty much established that his main claim to fame is his break from the text centered formalist approach (as well as its tendency to anchor meaning in what happens “at the end of the text” (into a mor...
by d63
Sat Apr 22, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 283
Views: 18516

Re: Postcards:

“I challenged the self-sufficiency of the text by pointing out that its apparently spatial form belied the temporal dimension in which its meanings were actualized, and I argued that it was the developing shape of that actualization, rather than the static shape of the printed page, that should be t...
by d63
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 283
Views: 18516

Re: Postcards:

Nothing could make an intellectual more useless (i.e. a dick or asshole (than taking themselves too seriously.....
by d63
Fri Apr 21, 2017 7:41 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 283
Views: 18516

Re: Postcards:

“The distance I have traveled can be seen in the changed status of interpretation. Whereas I had once agreed with my predecessors on the need to control interpretation lest it overwhelm and obscure texts, facts, authors, and intentions, I now believe that interpretation is the source of texts, facts...
by d63
Thu Apr 20, 2017 8:15 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 283
Views: 18516

Re: Postcards:

“I met that objection by positing a level of experience which all readers share, independently of differences in education and culture. This level was conceived more or less syntactically, as an extension of the Chomskian notion of linguistic competence, a linguistic system that every native speaker...
by d63
Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 283
Views: 18516

Re: Postcards:

“What interests me about many of the essays collected here is that I could not write them today. I could not write them today because both the form of their arguments and the form of their arguments and the form of the problems those arguments address are a function of assumptions I no longer hold.”...
by d63
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 283
Views: 18516

Re: Postcards:

Had a thought tonight: It may well be that one of the biggest failures in the analytic’s sometimes smug dismissal of the continental approach is its failure to see its common ground with it. I mean whatever you are pursuing, it always about understanding systems to the extent that, because of your c...
by d63
Sun Apr 16, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 283
Views: 18516

Re: Postcards:

"Once the subject-object dichotomy was eliminated as the only framework within which critical debate could occur, problems that had once seemed so troublesome did not seem to be problems at all. As an advocate for the rights of the reader, I could explain agreement only by positing an ideal (or...
by d63
Sun Apr 16, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Deleuze Studies:
Replies: 70
Views: 3199

Re: Deleuze Studies:

There could be nothing I love more than pissing off trolls, guys. Engaging with them is useless. But not engaging with them while doing what I want to, and doing it as if I could give a shit about what they have to say, is a double pleasure. See ya the next time (me being one that likes to post my d...
by d63
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 283
Views: 18516

Re: Postcards:

And sorry commonsense and walker. Didn't know this discourse was going on. Will try to get back to it.
by d63
Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 283
Views: 18516

Re: Postcards:

"In practice, this resulted in the replacing of one question -what does this mean?- by another -what does this do?- with "do" equivocating between a reference to the action of the text on a reader and the actions performed by a reader as he negotiates (and, in some sense, actualizes) ...
by d63
Sun Apr 09, 2017 7:12 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Deleuze Studies:
Replies: 70
Views: 3199

Re: Deleuze Studies:

My Take on the Rhizomatic Method via the Analogy of a Fireworks Show: Alright!!! Imagine watching a fireworks show. You see several projectiles rip upward into the nighttime sky and, suddenly, break out (in all directions (into other projectiles that, in turn, break out in all directions into other ...
by d63
Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:18 pm
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 283
Views: 18516

Re: Postcards:

“But nothingness doesn't exist because in that case nothingness is nothing but the very concept of nothingness exists therefore nothing is something thus being something and not nothing” One has to make a distinction between the real and the ideal. Yeah that's pretty much it as nothingness is basic...
by d63
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:15 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: Postcards:
Replies: 283
Views: 18516

Re: Postcards:

“But nothingness doesn't exist because in that case nothingness is nothing but the very concept of nothingness exists therefore nothing is something thus being something and not nothing” Or as Sartre pointed out: a pure nothingness could not exist, otherwise it would annihilate itself. This is why h...
by d63
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:34 am
Forum: General Philosophical Discussion
Topic: pragmatic Studies:
Replies: 19
Views: 1256

Re: pragmatic Studies:

"Insofar as a left becomes spectatorial and retrospective, it ceases to be a Left. I shall be claiming in these lectures that the American Left, once the old alliance between the intellectuals and the unions broke-down in the course of the Sixties, began to sink into an attitude like Henry Adam...

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