The Inhumanities

A Short Comment on Calarco’s Zoographies

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In my summary, I avoided editorial and interpretative comments insofar as it were possible, focusing instead on the chapter. I would like to take a moment to commend Calarco on his style of writing and exposition, which is admirably clear and unpretentious, unlike so much other writing in “continental philosophy.” I should also like to commend him for keeping citations to a minimum, thus concentrating his attention on the texts at hand rather than on the excessive critical apparatus surrounding his chosen texts. Finally, I should also like to commend him on his style of argumentation, which more closely resembles that of “analytic philosophy,” presenting arguments, presenting rival interpretations, and then presenting the position anew rather than concentrating on never-ending exegesis.

Written by Craig McFarlane

September 13, 2009 at 12:14 pm

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