Irony and Liberal Hope
of irony is common sense. For that is
watchword of those who unselfconsciously describe everything
important in terms of the final vocabulary to which they and
those around them are habituated.
Richard Rorty on Fresh Air
w/ Michael Krasny
- Jan. 31, 2006
is about contradictions that do not resolve into larger wholes,
even dialectically, about the tension of holding incompatible
because both or all are necessary and true. Irony is about humour
and serious play.
Difference & Repetition
If repetition exists, it expresses
at once a singularity opposed to the general, a universality
opposed to the particular, a distinctive opposed to the ordinary,
an instantaneity opposed to variation and an eternity opposed
to permanence. In every respect, repetition is a transgression.