This is just yet another instance of analytic prejudice. As Derrida has shown, the veracity of one's arguments varies inversely with the livingness of one's body. It's just like an analytic philosopher to discriminate against a philosopher because they're dead.Next you'll be denying Wittgentein tenure just because he's dead.
No doubt you feel that death isn't the handicap it used to be in the olden days, and that it doesn't screw your career up the way it used to. To which I make the only possible reply. If you had two people coming for a job, and one of them was dead, which one would you pick?
May your own department webpage always be kept current lest someone make ad hominem attacks against your credibility.
"May your own department webpage always be kept current lest someone make ad hominem attacks against your credibility."The webpage states that a member of the 'regular visiting faculty' is deceased. You are clearly missing the point. The webpage has obviously been updated (to some extent).Anders Schoubyehttp://www.legenden.dk
Right. It's not that the page is out of date - that happens all the time and isn't particularly funny. What made me smile was the simultaneous recognition on the page of both the demise of Derrida *and* his status as regular visiting faculty!
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