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A philosopher’s Siamese moment

French Philosopher Jacques Derrida Holding His CatEvery morning Logos followed the philosopher Jacques Derrida into the bathroom and watched his morning routine. Logos’ analytical gaze made Derrida uncomfortable. It seemed to say: Who are you to call me an ‘animal’? Derrida couldn’t stop thinking about it. It led him to write ‘The animal that therefore I am’. In the book, he examines what we really mean when we call our fellow creatures ‘animals’, and he criticizes our treatment of them. Logos makes a cameo appearance in the documentary about Derrida made by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering Kofman in 2002.

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