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Freddie deBoer used to blog at lhote.blogspot.com, and may again someday. Now he blogs here.

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  1. Nob Akimoto says:

    If anti-semitism were a disqualifier for philosophers, we probably wouldn’t have a lot of them left to read at the end of the day.Report

  2. Francis says:

    don’t forget emanations and penumbras.Report

  3. Jivatman says:

    I guess we should also abandon all the scientific and military achievements gleaned by the boatloads of scientists imported from Nazi Germany at the conclusion of WWII.Report

  4. Bob Cheeks says:

    The symbols emerge out of the chaos of disorder and we spend decades analyzing the engendering experiences failing to locate reality. So we spend our time trying to recover the meaning of the symbols from the misuse and thereby restoring order.
    One effect is the failure to come to terms with the pernicious aspects of ideology, another is our inability to discern our enemies.Report

  5. ThatPirateGuy says:

    Argh, no they shouldn’t do this to the mans work but I hate hate hate post-modernism. I hate hate hate the way it spits on science as “just another way of knowing.”

    I am sorry all other ways of “knowing” that don’t involve evidence, reason, and self questioning can go die in a car fire as they are dead to me.Report

  6. His philosophy is incredibly generative, and he stands as one of the five greatest philosophers of the 20th century.

    Who were the others? Wittgenstein, surely. And Popper. Quine? I’m curious what your list would look like.Report