Monday, December 26, 2016

Peterson on Derrida

16 comments:

deborah said...

Shoot. I tried to create this to start at the 10:00 minute mark. Please do this manually :)

A little further in, Peterson will give his opinion on who the offspring of Marx and Derrida would be...

Lem said...

Rh bait.

deborah said...

...and Nick.

deborah said...

'Course I have to troll Sixty...Ohhhh Canada!

Sixty Grit said...

Thank you for thinking of me, but I can't stand dude's Canuckistan accent. Plus he looks like he has never done an honest day's work in his life. Poor guy- strings a bunch of words together and thinks he has accomplished something. He hasn't.

Real Canadians produce maple syrup and round bacon - useful products, good things for all of humanity.

ricpic said...

Universities, in both the United States and Canada, have become places of darkness. The real meaning of the triumph of Cultural Marxism - the unacknowledged religion of Academia - is that debate ends. The point of it all is to kill the West. Once Correct Thought is the only thought allowed to stand what difference will it make that Voltaire said "I may disagree with what you say but I will defend your right to say it" or that Patrick Henry upped it to "I will defend to the death your right to say it?" Those sentiments will be regarded as quaint anachronisms, rendered fangless and therefore safe to indulge in the coming Age of Schmendrik.

rhhardin said...

The poor guy hasn't read Derrida.

The difference between what postmodernism started out as and what it became in academic hands is that, originally, you had to like the system you were deconstructing. Today the academics hate the systems they're deconstructing.

This has large effects on the insights that come up, whether you have lots of them, or none at all, respectively.

deborah said...

y/w Sixty :)

Well said, ricpic, we're at a crossroads, but I think we'll pull through it. This safe space business seems very second wave Sixties peace movement.

rh, I'm glad you said that. I've listened to lectures on Derrida, and he struck me as interesting, but then deconstruction seemed more of of a party trick. And in the end it's about paradox, isn't it? Yin and yang, form and emptiness, the mystery of consciousness.

Sixty Grit said...

That reminds me - I haven't have any pancakes in a year. I could go for some maple syrup about now. And what would complement fried round doughy syrup delivery systems better than round bacon? Nothing, that's what!

Mmm, bacon...

deborah said...

Treason!

Sixty Grit said...

Hey, you are the one posting those Great White Northerners. Plus, deconstruction sounds too much like Reconstruction.

Now where did I leave my carpetbag?

But seriously, there are some great Southern philosophers - Jerry Clower, Jeff Foxworthy, Tim Wilson and so on.

deborah said...

lol Sixty. Southern accents are so varied...wish he'd do yours.

Sixty Grit said...

I don't have one. I grew up in Maryland, lived in California, fer shure, for many years, and try as I might I can't even imitate a North Carolina accent.

For example, around here people use the word "wont" for "wasn't", as in "He wont there." I find that fascinating.

Instead of pressing a button, you mash it, to turn on a light is to "cut it on", and if you are going to give someone a ride in your car you are said to "carry" them. Even my father, from the Mississippi Delta found that usage amusing.

But I can do a wicked pissah imitation of a Southie accent.

deborah said...

When I was still new to Virginia a neigbor said we'd lost currant last night. I was confused until she said the electricity went out. Ohhh, current.

If Someone fainted at church it was said, such and such fell out at church.

And yes, 'I carried her to town,' always had a derogatory tone to me. I'm pretty sure it was reserved for referring to a favor not so gladly given.

MamaM said...

Fun Bob and Tom link. I started to laugh at the Arkansas--Bill Clinton accent, "can't tell if they're laughin' or cryin".

The Peterson posts might be helped along with more lead in or intro if discussion or interest is to be piqued.

Which is a fun word that goes both ways as well, with some great winky poo synonyms.

Pique
1.stimulate (interest or curiosity).
"you have piqued my curiosity about the man"
synonyms:stimulate, arouse, rouse, provoke, whet, awaken, excite, kindle, stir, galvanize
"his curiosity was piqued"

2.feel irritated or resentful.
"she was piqued by his curtness"
synonyms:irritate, annoy, bother, vex, displease, upset, offend, affront, anger, exasperate, infuriate, gall, irk, nettle;




deborah said...

I heard on a youtube vid a joke that a deconstructionist is someone who argues all day that language is meaningless, but when he goes home expects a hot pizza to be delivered in 30 minutes or less.