Center for Global Studies and the Humanities

Duke University


“Yes, we can….”

is at once a response to Hamid Dabashi’s previous question, in Al Jazeera, “Can non-European think.” And is also a response that resonates with Barack Obama’s famous dictum. The response plays several layers: I support Dabashi’s call, I distance myself from the celebration of Zizek in the article by Zabala to which Dabashi responded. And at the same time, recognize and distance myself from “hermeneutic communism” that Vattimo and Zabala advocates.” ¬†Article here.