Jacques Derrida has died

One of the great thinkers of our time has died.  On Friday, October 8 2004, Jacques Derrida died at a Paris hospital of pancreatic cancer; he was 74.  Read the The Times, Guardian or Washington Post stories.

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  1. Did you know that he is 1/3 of a celebrity death trio?

    http://paradox.typepad.com/iamparadox/2004/10/celebrity_death.html

  2. Dwight: There is a wonder film now available on DVD–Derrida which ought to be available at any good DVD store or NetFlix.

    Also, I haven’t seen it, but read all the reviews there is a wonderful documentary based on Martin Heidegger’s lectures on Friedrich Holderlin’s poetry, delivered in 1942 at Freiburg Univ. The title is: The Ister. Put out by First Run Icarus Films, but sells for just under $500 in DVD! I just don’t have that kind of money, but was wondering if your Graduate School does or could rent it for a showing. If so let me know–I would certainly drive from Tacoma to see it. Okay, I am being a cheap "bastard", but it is a last resort.

    Cheerfully, Roger Kuhrt
    Not sure you would be interested, but since you live in Seattle. I did a Master’s Thesis on Heidegger’s Construct of Human Communication which is in the Univ. WA lib. I spent a lot of time on it and it is well done–c. 1970. I also taught there (Speech Arts and Human Communication) for a number of years.