His work, she argues, reflects "the transposition of the marketing concept of 'generation' and other journalistic techniques into the field of philosophy, such that the new generation emerges fully formed to render the previous one obsolete. Ferry's "generation" has not sold that briskly in the United States, where the poststructuralists have created a surprisingly durable brand loyalty in academe. His book on "68 thought" appeared in France at about the time Allan Bloom was bemoaning the role of radical ideology in The Closing of the American Mind.
Many scholars assume Mr. Ferry to be a neoconservative, if they have heard of him at all. An exception is Charles E. Larmore, a professor of philosophy at Chicago, who discussed Mr. Larmore, who has known Mr. Ferry for nearly 20 years, dismisses the neoconservative label as inaccurate.
His rapport with Mr.
Ferry began because the French author "talked about the fundamental problems of political philosophy in terms akin to those current in the Anglo-American world. The earliest notice of Mr.
Norton, Berman, "you really can't turn back to the postmodernists with the same eager enthusiasm as before. He comes with a bullshit-detector. Americans like to make fun of the French, but when have we had anyone like that in our own government? Commenting on the new cabinet appointment by e-mail message, Mr.
Berman writes, "A philosopher who did join an American administration would get denounced instantly as a traitor to intellect. But it's not like that in France. France is none the worse for the experience. On the contrary. Im Teich der Zeichen. Sie spielt im letzten Drittel des Es ist die Geschichte zweier Schulen von Philosophen, der bedeutendsten ihrer Zeit.
Ein Denkerkrieg? Davon kann nicht die Rede sein, von einem Wettkampf allenfalls und von Polemik. Und dann und wann kam man zusammen, um nach Indianerbrauch — alle Philosophen waren in ihrer Jugend Indianer — zu palavern und eine Friedensgauloise zu rauchen. Schwer zu sagen ist nur, wo alles begonnen hat.
Adorno- Preis entgegennehmen. Mit diesem Preis wird einer der einflussreichsten philosophischen Schriftsteller unserer Zeit ausgezeichnet. Ah, les vieux spectres, die alten Gespenster, sie geistern bis heute durch den Diskurs. Da war viel Porzellan zerbrochen. Adorno beginnen.
Es gibt jetzt Wichtigeres zu tun.
So empfand es jedenfalls Adorno. Aber die Chance wurde vertan. Obschon Hausverlag der Kritischen Theorie, entwickelte sich Suhrkamp in den Siebzigern zum publizistischen Hauptimporteur des Strukturalismus. Das meiste davon, wissen Kenner des Hauses, ist Phantasie. Die Kriegstrompete gegen die Franzosen klang freilich ein wenig gestopft. Die Franzosen hatten die literaturwissenschaftlichen Departments erobert, die zuvor dem Frankfurter gefolgt waren in die Sicherheitstrakte der US- Philosophie drangen lange Zeit weder Kritische Theorie noch Dekonstruktion vor.
Derrida aber erscheint als der Sophist, der die Wissenschaft an die Literatur verkauft und die Philosophie der Rhetorik ausliefert. Oder wenigstens den Austausch im Diskurs. Aber auch in diesem Treibhausklima wollte der Diskurs nicht gedeihen. Aber nicht der einzige Grund.
Jahrhundert speist und die Autoren dazu treibt, stets auf die sichere, die richtige Seite des Diskurses zu streben. Gerade die Denker der Kritischen Theorie, allesamt geschworene Gegner Carl Schmitts, haben oft die Welt in den exklusiven Kategorien von Freund und Feind wahrgenommen: ein Habitus, der im vorphilosophischen Bereich angesiedelt ist. But can 'BHL' be serious? At any given moment, he might be seen on the cover of Paris Match magazine, in the windows of numerous bookshops, and on several chat shows simultaneously.
He and his glamorous wife, the indomitably pouty actress Arielle Dombasle, are the gossip columns' favourite couple. His clothes open-necked white shirts and designer suits , his friends Yves Saint Laurent, Alain Delon, Salman Rushdie , his homes the flat in Saint Germain, a hideaway in the South of France, an eighteenth-century palace in Marrakech that used to belong to John Paul Getty are endlessly commented on.
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He is rarely referred to by his full name, and is known instead as a brand: BHL. He is like an unfathomably French combination of Melvyn Bragg, J. Rowling and David Beckham. For a moment, though, it seems I might have to. Harry is dressed immaculately, in a white Nehru-collared jacket and black trousers, and, after asking me what I'd like to drink, he ushers me into a vast and musty room that looks like a relic of several empires at once.
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A good few of them have been thrown, with studious abandon, about the room. Can they tell us anything about the mind of the philosopher? I'm not sure. I spot something odd about the gargantuan volume of Pascal on the floor.
The pages look wrong, as if they've been painted over. And sure enough, on closer inspection it turns out not to be a book, but a fake - a trompe l'oeil drawer carved out where the words used to be. He is wearing the foundation required by his televisual activities, and this clearly bothers him enough to affect his manners. As I go to shake his hand he says: 'I don't usually wear make-up, you know. The headline of one article about him coined the immortal dictum, 'God is dead but my hair is perfect'. He has been known to say that the discovery of a new shade of grey leaves him 'ecstatic', and that people who vote for Jean-Marie Le Pen cannot buy Philippe Starck furniture or Yohji Yamamoto clothes as if their aesthetic taste were their greatest offence.
He sits down, furrows his brow, makes a few bossy demands about how the interview is to be conducted, and proceeds noisily to inhale substantial amounts of phlegm at regular intervals.
So in writing about Pearl I often had the sense that I was retracing my own steps. He allows himself some dramatic musings, for example, on what might have passed through Pearl's mind in the last moments of his life: 'He thinks of Mariane, that last night, so desirable, so beautiful - what do women want, deep down?
Whether or not these imaginings are to everyone's taste, there is a more unsettling doubt raised by the fusion of genres. Twenty years ago he was taken to task by Pierre Vidal-Nacquet for gross factual errors, the most patent of which was having Himmler stand trial at Nuremberg, when he had already committed suicide. All of my books are turned to face others, not inwards towards myself. Half of my contemporaries have already published autobiographies - Martin Amis has, and he's younger than me. But I have no desire to do that. On the other, huge numbers of people buy his books.
He is not the most serious thinker the French have, but he is charismatic and accessible and constantly in demand. It would be churlish only to laugh at him, since to dismiss much of what he's done would amount to a kind of conservatism. He founded an anti-racist group to empower Arab and black people in France, and warned of the dangerous recent rise of Jean Marie Le Pen. He is taken very seriously in very high places.
Still, it's perhaps not essential to take him quite as seriously as he takes himself. I ask him what it means to be a public intellectual when much of what is public about him is his private life.