Re: Riddles (was: Lateral Thinking)

From: Damien Broderick (
Date: Tue Jan 02 2001 - 19:12:13 MST

At 09:11 AM 2/01/01 EST, Greg Burch, perspicacious as usual, wrote:

>his larger point [...] is that a pragmatic judgment from
>utility in the empirical world ultimately drains the quagmire of self-doubt
>and self-reference to which so much of modern "culture" has been reduced by
>the practice of post-modernist "deconstruction". Ultimately, Damien is
>working to bridge the chasm between "the Two Cultures".


Thank you, counselor, neatly summarized.

It might be asked why I didn't provide as neat a summary myself? (In fact,
I now see further down my in-box that Brian Atkins does just that.)
Answer: Because in that passage I was, to some extent, `speaking
deconstruction' in a performative mode, even as I sought to pull its
decayed teeth. I hope it's obvious that I was not trying, stupidly, to
debunk the utility of Goedlian and related metalogical analyses. But see my
next post...

Damien Broderick

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