It’s Turtles All The Way Down

From the Federalist: a reasoned response to a student’s claim that quiet, wood-paneled rooms at universities are a form of oppression.

The problem, of course, will be that the very idea of persuasion by “reasoned response” is itself an oppressive cultural artifact.

And so it is: it is how our culture oppresses unreason. Unfortunately, this creates a “disparate impact”. I’m afraid it will have to go.

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  1. it oppresses reason of different kinds as well – the eternal conflict between rationalists and empiricists remains active (and Kant’s solution remains largely left in the dust)

    Posted May 25, 2017 at 10:32 am | Permalink