Wednesday, May 09, 2018

The APA's "Statement On Bullying"

Leiter points us back to one of the signs of the philosophical apocalypse that'd I'd actually forgotten about: the APA's facepalmerific "statement on bullying."
My God. Everybody at least from Socrates and at least up to Peirce is spinning in his/her/xir grave.
Honestly, these people can barely even be called philosophers. When you want to place political constraints on philosophical inquiry (and that is what they want), you're out of the goddamn club, you wankers.
Also BL links to this excellent whatsis, by Crispin Sartwell.
To emphasize the point: the APA has been captured by antiphilosophers. Neanderthal that I apparently am, that concerns me.

4 Comments:

Blogger Dark Avenger said...

Given Leiter’s own questionable activities......

9:48 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

The real question is: did he do the poop?

9:52 PM  
Blogger Dark Avenger said...

He really is a disgusting fellow.

8:06 AM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

I don't know the guy, but you've been saying this for some time. I appreciate his opposition to the loony lefties who are trying to take over philosophy...but that's just one thing.

He DID say some idiotic, ignorant, irresponsible false things about a friend of mine on his blog once. My friend had been falsely accused of saying something racist about Palestinians by one of his nutty students. She'd gone through his personal Facebook posts until she found one *slightly* ambiguous paragraph she could misconstrue into something "racist" (not that Palesinians are a race). She was obviously full of shit, but she got the campus in an uproar, and Leiter, having no fucking idea what he was talking about, and not even bothering to glance at the facts, echoed the charges on his blog. It was a bit of left-wing virtue signalling of his own.

Anyway, that was some bullshit.

So I'm strongly inclined, now, to think you're right, and I was wrong: the guy's probably an asshole.

Still, he's mostly right about the PC stuff in philosophy.

8:20 AM  

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