Sully Jr.

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On February 21, 2005
I got a good chuckle over Ross Douthat’s assertion that philosophy departments have been “purged” of moralists and metaphysicians, and his various attempts to salvage this bizarre hypothesis, including anassertion that the rise of high-falutin “theory” in literary studies, an emphasis on primary source research in history, and rational choice theory in political science are […]

More Bullshit

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On February 21, 2005

Jeez. When I suggested that Harry Frankfurt’s On Bullshit might be an important book for our times, I must say it was not in anticipation of something like this. The booking is certainly apro

The Wallace Defense

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On February 21, 2005
Mok, Matt Yglesias, and Ezra Klein debate the question of the sincerity of George Bush’s public opposition to gay rights. Obviously, the first thing to say that the question is pretty much unknowable, so we’re all guessing. But my speculation is that the latter two are right. I think Bush is indifferent to gay rights and probably […]
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