Monthly Archives: May 2014

Caputo: Chapter Three—Letting Truth Be: Augustine, Derrida and the Postmodern Turn—Part Three

Caputo sums up his comparison between Augustine and Derrida towards the latter end of this chapter.  Remember, this is the example he is using regarding what he means by “repetition” which is the way an underlying truth, even if we … Continue reading

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Good question… “Like so many people wedded to a nineteenth-century view of science, which promised scientific explanations for social and cultural phenomena, Dawkins overlooks the nineteenth-century reaction that said: Wait a minute; science is not the only way to pursue … Continue reading

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Happy fiftieth to a great movie…The postmodern comes to economics…“…Piketty goes on, ‘To put it bluntly, the discipline of economics has to get over its childish passion for mathematics and for purely theoretical and often highly ideological speculation, at the … Continue reading

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Caputo: Chapter Three—Letting Truth Be: Augustine, Derrida and the Postmodern Turn—Part Two

As noted before, Caputo gets to Derrida’s use of the word “event” and its importance for understanding what Caputo means by truth. “So before I go further, I want to comment on the word ‘event’ that Derrida uses.  It is … Continue reading

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“I was glad to get out of Barbara Ehrenreich’smind. But I do agree with her that we need to stop automatically attributing mystical experiences to madness and get about the business of serious scientific study.” Life indeed, is a journey… This … Continue reading

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Yes, it is indeed “woo- woo”…And disgusted they should be…“If my salad at lunch were suddenly to deliver itself of such an opinion, my only thought would be ‘What a very stupid salad.’”On Heidegger, what say you?

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