The Blue Pill Without Amnesia–On the Philosophical Foundations of Political Correctness, Part 2.

An edgy essay by Otto Paans

4. Reversed Teleology

I wish to draw attention to a different aspect of the “retrospective twist” I described in part I of this essay.

  1. I read a historical text and point out that it does not align with C
  2. I claim that the historical author is a proponent of an oppressive/universalist system O
  3. Then I claim that C is superior to O — because self-evidently, its tenets are superior. Who is against more equality, for instance?
  4. I condemn the historical author as a bigot/racist and claim that he has sown the seeds of oppression (as defined with reference to C)
  5. I assert that the historical author can be placed in an inherently oppressive philosophical tradition, and hold a plea for diversity and multiple viewpoints

5. Dead, White, and Male: Diversity and Demands

The tendency to undermine the whole of Western thought by reference to morally impermissible ideas of key figures in that tradition take the form of “canon wars.”

NOTES

[1]) See: https://againstprofphil.org/2015/09/17/from-enlightenment-lite-to-nihilism-how-professional-philosophy-has-totally-let-everyone-down-about-the-real-purpose-of-an-undergraduate-liberal-arts-education/ [accessed 20 September 2018].

AGAINST PROFESSIONAL PHILOSOPHY REDUX 188

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