LETTER: Philosophers provide laughter!

January 29th, 2017 10:00 PM

By Southern Star Team

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SIR – I must thank the Star, and particularly the Skibbereen notes, for the laughter it afforded me last week.

Worldwide, including in Skibbereen, it informed me, philosophers and anthropologists, instead of throwing themselves off a cliff at the prospect of Donald Trump’s inauguration, were organising a reading for that day.

And what author had they chosen as their counterpoint? Michel Foucault – a man who was sexually promiscuous, sado-masochistic and a heavy drug-taker. Most interestingly of all, he was described by Noam Chomsky, a demi-god to many of these people, as ‘completely amoral.’

Thanks for the best belly-laugh I have had in ages.

Yours sincerely,

Áine Ní Chonaill ,

19, Assumption Place,


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