Sunday, February 19, 2006
Deconstructionism is false, as Dr. Norman L. Geisler observes and proves in the following way in his must-buy Baker Encyclopedia of Christian Apologetics (Baker Academics: Grand Rapids, MI, 1999), 193-194, a treasure trove which brought me back to Christianity from the abyss of unbelief. The agnosticism of its founder, Jacques Derrida, is self-defeating. Derrida denies logic in rhetoric but bases his denial in rhetoric. Derrida rejects metaphysics but his claim that language depends on a relation to the world implies a metaphysical view of the world. Deconstructionism is conventionalist regarding meaning, but conventionalism is self-defeating. Derrida's "speech" is meaningless.