Philosophers Face-Off

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I’m reading these two books simultaneously at the moment:

Exhibit A: Jacques Derrida’s Positions

Sample quote: “Thus, the limit on the basis of which philosophy became possible, defined itself as the episteme, functioning within a system of fundamental constraints, conceptual oppositions outside of which philosophy becomes impracticable.”

Derrida

Exhibit A: Derrida

Exhibit B: Chapman’s The Good Husband’s Guide to Balancing Hobbies and Marriage

Sample Quote: “My main qualification for writing this book is that I am a sportsman with a happy wife…a contented wife…a wife who supports my hobbies. And by the way, if you don’t think it is important to do all that you can to cultivate the sweet disposition of contentment in your wife, consider this ancient bit of wisdom from the book of Proverbs (27:15)…”

Chapman

Exhibit B: Chapman

Obviously Derrida and Chapman enrich my life in different ways but i just thank god (sorry Chapman, the Sweet Lord Himself) for philosophers such as these – they illuminate, they elucidate, they speak the TRUTH

NB. Chapman also writes music but I’ll save commentary on his hit single: ‘The Hunter and His Gun’ for another post

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