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Walter Benjamin, Iris & Derrida

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On Truth
Nothing is poorer than a truth expressed as it was thought. Committed to writing in such cases, it is not even a bad photograph. Truth wants to be startled abruptly, at one stroke, from her self-immersion, whether by uproar, music or cries for help. Walter Benjamin

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Walter Benjamin (W.B for dummies on youtube)

  • Three great philosophers were born on July 15.
    Wlater Benjamin 15 July 1892
    Iris Murdoch 15 July 1919
    Jacques Derrida 15 July 1930

  • Derrida and Iris Murdoch

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    Speech is blind :On ‘Echo And Narcissus’ (Derrida on youtube)

  • Perhaps when distant people on other planets pick up some wavelength of ours all they hear is a continuous scream.
    Iris Murdoch

    Summer Interlude, Missing Dahlia, Iris Murdoch and Jacques Derrida (previous post).

    “Everything I despise about English life is in her,” Elias Canetti declares.

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