For my first eduFUNctional series of the fall season, I'm returning to the classics and continuing my series PHUN with Philosophy. As you recall from reading previous installments, PHUN with Philosophy is a series where I teach you rubes and noobs about what a bunch of dead people used to write about their own thoughts an' stuff. After reading my series, I guarantee you can go to any party full of hackey-sacking hippies drinking grocery store wine and hold your own. Note to said hippies: calling it "Saturnalia" doesn't make you less of an alcoholic.
Derrida is perhaps best known for his development of the philosophy of deconstructionism, which is basically a philosophy where someone builds a nice house of cards and then some dick comes along and knocks it all over. It is like being at a party where everyone is having a good time but then some jackwad puts on a movie. I hate that guy. Just go to the movies, asshole! I'm sorry they don't serve 7-layer bean dip at the movie theater, but you can't win 'em all. Jesus! Anyway, Derrida is that guy. I mean, just look at this shit (from the Wikipedia article):
"To mark the undecidable of all oppositions working across all texts in western culture, he created marks like:
- the hymen that is neither confusion nor distinction, neither identity nor difference, neither consummation nor virginity, neither the veil nor unveiled, neither inside nor the outside, etc.;"
Is that all it takes to be a philosopher? Ugh. "Hey guys, look at this bowl of lukewarm water. It is neither hot nor cold, neither ice nor steam, neither H nor 2O, neither the bowl nor the lukewarm water, neither hot married donkey fucking nor unmarried dry humping, neither soda nor OJ nor purple stuff nor SUNNY D!"
GOD DAMN IT I HATE THIS GUY