Tuesday March 12th 2013
As I understand Post Modern and Post Structure, they
are themes in thinking about Human Being that have concluded our being
is of such a complexity that the center or structure once proposed will
always be suspect. The confusion for the polysyllabic discourse
-any thing with 'post' in front of it - is pretty much summarized by a
lecture delivered by Jacques Lacan, a psychoanalyst, in Baltimore in
1966. It's title: "Of Structure as the Inmixing of an Otherness
Prerequisite to Any Subject Whatever." Which might well sound more
comprehensible in French.
Post Modern and Post Structure
thinking is however very far from accepting my own notion of center which is
somewhere in the very simple word 'random.' In another way, I have to
think of life as having emerged from chaos and with the tools available to
Human Being, we will only ever possess moments of insight, many of
which will conflict because our brains are not big enough to hold it all.
Nor do I call this position acceptance, or resignation, or without logic, or
depressing, or wacky in any way.