Thursday, August 26, 2010

FLG Begs Your Pardon

What the fuck are you talking about?

FLG is pretty well-versed in theology and political philosophy and as far as he can tell that's just a bunch of prose intentionally written indecipherably to cover a load of bullshit. Now, in fairness, the author is trying to use Voegelin, who like all 20th Century German Continental philosophers, is indecipherable. Shit, Cheeks' post almost makes me long for the clarity that is Heidegger.


George Pal said...

”after a couple of fingers of Maker’s Mark”

Well there’s the problem right there. Everyone knows it’s bourbon for politics, scotch for philosophy, gin for religion,

Anonymous said...

George, hahahahahaha

FLG, did you see in the comments how Mr. Cheeks 3 page long non-answer confirmed Jaybird's belief that the bible supports gay marriage?


Now that is cheeky!

Mrs. P

The Ancient said...

Now that I am old enough to have put away childish things, I have very little patience for writers of any sort who feel compelled to invent some special language to express their ideas.

(Anything of any real interest in Derrida was contemporaneously expressed in fairly plain language by Barthes, for example.)

So with Heidegger, who in fairness was grappling with something that was difficult to express, and lesser lights such as Voegelin.

They're like architects who build great rambling structures without any thought of load-bearing walls.

(An English major's idea of "philosophy.")

Quine-ishly yours, etc.

The Maximum Leader said...

"Heidegger, Heidegger was a boozy beggar who could drink you under the table."

Thank you Eric Idle for writing my comment for me (in the 1970s no less!).

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