i just went to Duke and watched a documentary on Jacques Derrida
oh cool, i think my friend is going to her him speak soon (same derrida? i think)
he might still be alive
i just know the last name - literary/philosophy guy
yeah, that's him. they asked him what he would like to see in a documentary on other philosophers . . .
i thinkhe's sick - has cancer but he's still kicking
and he said, "I would want to know about their sex lives."
one of my prof's was good friends with him. how was the docu?
oh yeah? the documentary was pretty good. it was more about his personal life than about his philosophy. Makes sense though, he made a big fuss that philosophers biographies should include their personal lives. That he was against classical philosophy which would say that aristotles life was, 'he was born, he thought, and he died.'