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Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Near Silence in the Library

Not a lot of blogging of late. Some of my pithier updates now appear on Facebook or Twitter. Liking the sound of my own voice won't cut it anymore, not that it ever did. As Bourdieu reminds us:

Now, if there is one thing that our ‘modern’ or ‘postmodern’ philosophers have in common, beyond the conflicts that divide the, it is this excessive confidence in the power of language. It is the typical illusion of the lector, who can regard an academic commentary as a political act or the critique of texts as a feat of resistance, and experience revolutions in the order of words as radical revolutions in the order of things. (Pascalian Meditations, p.2)

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