Distribution Automatique

Saturday, October 9

The End of An Era

It is very likely that this death will mark not only the death of
a unique thinker, Jacques Derrida,
but will mark the end of an era in a kind of reflective thinking
itself. Although many will attempt to sustain it,
when a unique thinker dies, a light goes out, despite
heroic attempts to keep that light alive. We have the
books to challenge us, but no longer the mind to inspire us.

So we remember, talk, read and mourn. And that is
no small consolation to be grateful for.

Jacques Derrida, dead at 74 {click here}

See Wood s lot {click here}
for an excellent collection of sources concerning Jacques Derrida

-Mark Woods also reminds us that today is John Lennon's birthday-