martes, 27 de agosto de 2013

Foucault, Searle, Derrida y el pene de Lacan

"With Derrida, you can hardly misread him, because he’s so obscure. Every time you say, “He says so and so,” he always says, “You misunderstood me.” But if you try to figure out the correct interpretation, then that’s not so easy. I once said this to Michel Foucault, who was more hostile to Derrida even than I am, and Foucault said that Derrida practiced the method of obscurantisme terroriste (terrorism of obscurantism). We were speaking in French. And I said, “What the hell do you mean by that?” And he said, “He writes so obscurely you can’t tell what he’s saying. That’s the obscurantism part. And then when you criticize him, he can always say, ‘You didn’t understand me; you’re an idiot.’ That’s the terrorism part.” And I like that. So I wrote an article about Derrida. I asked Michel if it was OK if I quoted that passage, and he said yes".

John Searle

Y tratando de cosas oscuras: ¿Alguno de ustedes tiene la más mínima idea de qué demonios quiere decir Lacan cuando iguala el pene a la raíz cuadrada de menos 1? A mi la cosa me tiene en un sin vivir.


Para ayudarles a pensar la cosa en sí, les muestro una raíz cuadrada de menos uno en erección.

Ayer, en Valencia

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