Thursday, April 6, 2017

We have met the enemy, and he is ....

Michel Foucault, biting his finger at us.
IT should be thumb.See Romeo and Juliet

French....?  No he is us.  (And must be a he, too, I suppose)

The article, How French “Intellectuals” Ruined the West: Postmodernism and Its Impact, Explained, is a fun, and I think accurate polemic to read.

It uses a term I had not thought of before, epistemic relativism: "belief in personal or culturally specific truths or facts [advocating the privilege of]  'lived experience' over empirical evidence."

That is a wonderful term, which I would say describes cast of mind that seeks a way that is easier than thinking -- one that the 'intellectual' left is as good at as the 'alternative' right.

H/T to Matthew Saroff for pointing this to me.