The fashion for a new style – deconstructivism – should reach us. The buildings whose creators follow this direction look as if the architect made an ordinary project, but then went to the laughter room and sketched what was reflected in the crooked mirror.
This is not a simple originality, such an architecture corresponds to the philosophical theory of the same name. Its creator, the famous French thinker Jacques Derrida (1930-2004), did not develop his own model of the world, but continued the old tradition of French lovers to radically question everything. Rene Descartes was the first, as we remember, to come to the conclusion that we can practically be sure of nothing and all knowledge is based on very shaky grounds. However, he found, as it seemed to him, a reliable point of support for further mental constructions: “Cogito, ergo sum” (“I think, therefore, I exist”). Such a statement is really not easy to refute. However, there are no such intellectual strongholds that modern philosophers could not destroy.
Descartes’ formula seems to put our mind in a capsule, in something like a submarine. There are no portholes or hatches in it, we can only judge what is happening outside by some conditional signals. Modern philosophical science believes that such signals for our brain can only be speech messages, it will not perceive anything else. Verbal signals, however, the brain also does not understand too well, since it has never been outside the mentioned boat. However, the principle of discrimination helps him to cope with this problem. For example, the meaning of one word “top” is not too clear, but in the pair “top – bottom” it is more or less obvious. In this case, it is clear what is being discussed, as in the combinations “inside – outside”, “right – left”, “sound – silence” and so on. At least, the brains of Europeans have been accustomed for thousands of years to think in such binary oppositions as “presence – absence”, “true – false”, “good – bad”.