Tag: Kate Manne

  • In Defense of Linguistic Luddism

    by Moti Gorin ____ The Luddites weren’t a complacent group of workers. They worried about the loss of their jobs as a result of the introduction of new technologies, and so they went about destroying the textile machines that were rendering human laborers obsolete. The word ‘Luddite’ has since become a pejorative, applied to those…

  • Wittgenstein and Woke Philosophy

    by Bharath Vallabha ___ Since I was a philosophy undergrad 25 years ago, I wanted academic philosophy to be more diverse. Back then, at least in the departments I was in, most philosophy professors and students were white males, and the curriculum was almost entirely European. What most bugged me was this was so taken…

  • Debussy, Chicken Piccata, and Racist Beethoven

    by Daniel A. Kaufman ___ One of my favorite Debussy compositions, played exquisitely. Outstanding talk by Brian Leiter on the “Hermeneutics of Suspicion.” Two fantastically simple recipes that I have made recently, and which are excellent. Chili https://www.budgetbytes.com/basic-chili/ Chicken Piccata https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/chicken-piccata-recipe2-1913809 Oliver Traldi’s Very Polite Evisceration of Kate Manne’s Latest Effort in Polemics Masquerading as…

  • Probability, Creeps, and Accusations: On Kate Manne on Tara Reade

    Joshua Mozersky ____ Let me begin with a model.  Suppose that there are 1000 men in the country and that 200 of them have committed ‘minor crimes’, things like shoplifting or turnstile jumping.  Next, suppose that 20 of the 1000 have committed ‘major crimes’: murder, kidnapping, assault.  While not everyone who commits a major crime…