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Theory comes down to exaggerating just the right amount.
The thinker, not theory, is the “product” of thinking.
The Twitter theorist cares too much about what others think. The philosophical diarist cares too little.
Most works in academic theory express an exquisitely developed, unbelievably parochial point of view.
Appropriately enough, “deconstruction” has meanings completely different than the ones Derrida “originally” articulated.
You’re a first world academic doing an ethnography of third world “subjects.” We get it. Now get on with it.
A philosopher is somebody who works on fundamental problems. A theorist is somebody who works on unsolvable problems.
Because “fiction” is the default.
F.A. Hayek, a second rate philosopher, must be dismissed along with Plato, the first among the utopian theorists.
Doing so is a calling for a genuine conceptualization.