Monday, January 28, 2013

Derrida and Order

         As others have commented, I find Derrida’s theory of order to be rather interesting.  Society governs many aspects of life, and as I watched a live sporting event with my brother this weekend, I witnessed this firsthand.  Over the course of the game, the broadcast was interrupted several times with silence due to foul language.  The camera would show the players on the field or doing an interview, and suddenly the audio would cut off.  This is an example of order – society deems certain words inappropriate for the viewing audience and cuts off all of the audio so that we cannot hear what they are saying (although we can usually figure it out by the movements of their lips).  Society tries to avoid reality, rather than let us hear it for what it is. 

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