Thursday, December 15, 2005

The Derrida-Monster

  1. All texts and all interpretations are on par.
  2. Authors are irrelevant.
  3. Impossibility of distinguishing correct interpretations from incorrect ones.
  4. There are no distinctions between fact and fiction, observation and imagination, evidence and prejudice.
  5. People live in a prison house of language and have no relation to reality.
  6. Interpretation is without criteria.

A monster is a type of hybrid, a composite of other organisms grafted on to each other; it is at first sighting unrecognizable, it is unnamable, yet strangely familiar; the moment the monster is named it is tamed, this domestication of the monster is achieved through the mastery over the monster.

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