Jacques Derrida

Derrida’s Seriousness: On the “Existence” of Justice

By |2016-08-08T21:17:10-05:00March 29th, 2013|Categories: Conservatism, Culture, Justice, Peter Blum|Tags: |

This essay is a bit of a follow-up to my earlier essay, “Is Jacques Derrida Serious? or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Deconstruction.”  If you are at all familiar with the contents of Derrida’s Of Grammatology, you will get the inside joke if I say that this is a supplement to [...]

Is Jacques Derrida Serious? How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Deconstruction

By |2014-01-18T15:17:17-05:00March 3rd, 2013|Categories: Books, Peter Blum|Tags: , |

In response to an earlier post on The Imaginative Conservative, a valued colleague asked me if I would clarify how I understand the relationship between my attraction to so-called “postmodern” thinkers, like Michel Foucault and Jacques Derrida, and my conservative “orientation,” as I earlier put it. What I offer here is one gesture in [...]