It seems these days that all the cool kids are against metaphysics and onto-otheology, and all that boring stuff. Today it is hip to talk about the betrayal of faith, heretical orthodoxy, and the me-ontology of the Cross.
Why is this?
Well, perhaps we could look to Heidegger or Freud and all those other folks who prepared the way for the p_stmodern. But I suggest that it began earlier than our first reading of Being and Time (or what is Being and Nothingness, or Being and Event). It begins before our first introduction to teenage angst and grunge music (oh how I loved the '90s!).
Yes, our aversion to metaphysics coincides with our first glimmers of social pressure, our first awkward steps of independence, our first riotous disputes over games that didn't exist until we made them up (yes we are all social constructivists). I'm talking nothing else but the schoolyard education into overcoming metaphysics.
Here are my top five reasons for why metaphysics is not cool:
5) Because the cool kids always talked back to the teachers , and are always very witty (showing that we all desire to betray the master discourse).
4) Because all the cool stuff is outside the classroom, i.e. the playground (showing that the play of the signifier escapes the ground of the signified).
3) Because raising your hand to answer a question is a phallic will-to-power encouraged by teachers (showing that 'answering' is always coercion while questioning is freedom).
2) Because all the little boys chase the little girls around the playground, but don't know why they do it (showing that flows of desire shape reality).
1) Lastly, because it is always more fun to say "Is not!" right after "Is too!" during a schoolyard argument (showing that we all intuitively know that khora, the 'is not' of reality, precedes all existences).
Perhaps I'm still dealing with pre-pubescent insecurities...?
(what are other schoolyard reasons?)