“For someone constantly accused of relativism, Derrida often sounds in these late works like a man haunted by the absolute. There is a sense in which, although he was an atheist, he practiced what a medieval scholar might have recognized as ‘negative theology’ — an effort to define the nature of God by cutting away all the misleading conceptions imposed by the limits of human understanding.” Scott McLemee on this past weekend’s “Derrida/America” conference, in Inside Higher Ed.