On Describing the Other

Malik, Kenan
Date Written:  2012-09-07
Year Published:  2012
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX14526

My criticism is not primarily about Judith Butler’s style; it is principally about the substance of her arguments and, more broadly, of poststructuralist arguments. I am not opposed to ‘difficult’ writing. There are many philosophers with whom it repays to work through the difficulties, the obscurities and the obtuseness; Hegel, for instance, even Heidegger in parts. Butler, in my eyes at least, is not such a philosopher.

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