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Meta-Pettiness

Walter

23 day(s) ago

When pointing out petty behavior in others is also petty. Also, this post is meta-petty, too. I know. http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/2017/09/amusing-annals-of-pettiness.html

Chanakya

23 day(s) ago

Leiter says:

Over at the "safe space" philosophy blog run by Justin Weinberg, I was surprised to learn that 3 of its 6 ads under "paid advertisements" are, in fact, not paid advertisements, but gratis gifts of the editor (one to himself). [fn] For those keeping track, 5 of my current 6 are paid, with the 6th being exchanged for non-monetary services.

His blog is currently running an advert for a book called "Why Tolerate Religion", by one Brian Leiter. Since it would be absurd to think that Leiter is paying himself for that advert, one shudders to think at the possible non-monetary services provided instead.

Bhimrao

23 day(s) ago

I don't think that ad is one of the six, count again.

Nachman

23 day(s) ago

Haha, this is the epitome of pettiness and I love it!

Alexandre

23 day(s) ago

Weinberg's behaviour isn't petty. It's pathological.

Edmund

23 day(s) ago

I laughed out loud at this thread on Leiter. I don't understand exactly what happened or why it matters, but the image of Weinberg photoshopping out a picture of Leiter and then Leiter looking at things so obsessively that he'd notice a small change like that is just side-splitting!

Kaibara

23 day(s) ago

long and the short or it afaict:

you have to be at least kind of weird and kind of an asshole in order to put lots of effort into having a prominent blog about professional philosophy instead of just, you know, spending that time and energy doing philosophy.

Who knew?

Anton

22 day(s) ago

Leiter holds a grudge, but Weinberg really just a little, mean, pathetic shit.

L.

21 day(s) ago

Leiter holds a grudge, but Weinberg really just a little, mean, pathetic shit.

Anton

Do you think it's possible that both Leiter and Weinberg are both normal people, fine philosophers, but just sometimes act lame on the Internet?

Miki

21 day(s) ago

Do you think it's possible that both Leiter and Weinberg are both normal people, fine philosophers, but just sometimes act lame on the Internet?

This is very plausible, and Leiter and Weinberg aren't the only people who are saints in person but dicks online!

Mircea

20 day(s) ago

We need a Milgram Compliance paradigm where the bloggers shock each other depending on if their feelings are hurt.

Olav

20 day(s) ago

Do you think it's possible that both Leiter and Weinberg are both normal people, fine philosophers, but just sometimes act lame on the Internet?

L.

No, I do not think it's possible that Justin Weinberg is a fine philosopher.


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