26

8 comments

[–] hellamomzilla 12 points (+12|-0)

Allow me to snort at all 700 signatories being delineated as philosophers. As a person in the comments said, pulling out a couple of names at random, he got three STUDENTS. How many of the people who signed are actually professors? I'd wager a very small percentage.

Also, anyone who isn't mired in the weirdness of trans thought probably gets a headache from reading things like "lesbians with penises." At what point does someone commit that in something which is going to be published and other people will read and not think, "Hmm, how exactly is this clear or sensible AT ALL?"

[–] lucrecia 7 points (+7|-0)

Some of them don't even have an institution listed.

[–] thedarkhorse 5 points (+5|-0)

Perhaps it's this one?

The Bonk School is the Discworld equivalent of later German/Austrian philosophers such as Wittgenstein. On Roundworld, the Vienna School is also a collective name used for the emergent psychoanalysts of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, such as Freud, Jung and Adler, whose works are often taught in university philosophy departments for want of anywhere less controversial to pigeon-hole them. As Lady Margolotta's librarian Miss Healstether and her blacksmith Herr Fassel conclude in a dialogue:

Stand by, then, because he's discovered the Bonk School!

What's that? Not that, them. Philosophers. Well, I say philosophers, but, well.... Oh, the mucky ones! -Sir Terry Pratchett

[–] thedarkhorse 9 points (+9|-0)

I'm not sure they are philosophers. I'm sure philosophy requires thinking?

[–] pennygadget 5 points (+5|-0)

Nowadays it just requires regurgitating popular woke/gender dogma from other people.

[–] RisingUp 3 points (+3|-0)

That is quite charmingly snarky, and the dude who wrote it is being brave given that he's a PhD candidate at Oxford and presumably wants an academic job. I know he's a dude, so probably won't need a security escort to get around campus like Selina Todd or Raquel Rosario Sanchez did. But still and all, he's risking his career for his principles. Cheers to him and his charming snark.

[–] [Deleted] 0 points (+0|-0)

Modern philosophy is no more academically valuable than gender studies is. The study of knowledge bans knowledge.