Category Archives: deconstruction

Writing

I spent most of today writing up my Nussbaum/Sloterdijk/Ulmer/SF Zero article, turning handwritten rough draft into (sloppily) typed rough draft. A fun process. Essentially, I critique Nussbaum’s connection between critical thinking and empathy, and argue instead for a post-pedagogical, non-critical, … Continue reading

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Deconstruction, Responsibility, and Greek-Europeans

Thanks Casey–I have a sneaking suspicion that when it comes to books, we have divergent tastes. When it comes to teaching, we share quite a lot. Like my last post, this started as a comment and grew into a long … Continue reading

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Practicing Deconstruction Responsibly

I think deconstruction, when practiced well, is both destruction and construction. Derrida’s later work provides numerous examples of such positive practice. But this would just get us into a tired, commonplace exchange. In terms of changing the University, I am … Continue reading

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