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Jared Warren

Sebastian

9 day(s) ago

We know why McGinn's being excluded. Surely McGinn deserves to get a 2nd chance, but not even the shittiest department which would normally have no chance at getting someone like McGinn hires him. There's no rational basis for such puritanism. Meanwhile those same departments keep supporting and enabling all kinds of other evil, such as the worst of continental and feminist 'philosophy' or simple nepotism/favouritism. Philosophy is corrupt to the core, and it wouldn't be all that surprising if Warren is yet another victim of this corruption. It's just hard to believe for good honest, meritocratic people. But the McGinn case is in the open for all to see! There was only one exception dept (East Carolina), and it got overruled by a PC admin.

Ian

I'm a heterosexual male and there's no way I'd want CM in my department. His work has turned into speculative shit and he comes across as a complete creep with no self-awareness. As long as enough departments feel this way, then there is a purely rational basis for excluding him. It's not as if he's the only philosopher out there without a job. There are hundreds of high-quality unemployed philosophers. No way I'm hiring this loser.

Antonio

9 day(s) ago

Exactly, spiderman. Look at "problematic men" like Warren and "problematic Jews" like Brian Leiter .

Notice how these "problem" people control and run the system, holding down The Scratchies -- the girly geniuses of Rutgers, Northwestern, Princeton etc. I propose a "problematic" purge. Let us throw men and Jews into the sewer, where they belong, to make way for The Scratchies on their victim scooters.

Ivone

9 day(s) ago

Yes, finally we get to the real issue! The JW Problem, serious and perplexing as it is, holds no candle to the Jewish one- what is to be done?

Mozi

9 day(s) ago

Philosophy will not be free until every man or Jew has been strangled by the chains of Scratchy's scooter!

Lysander

9 day(s) ago

Jared Warren is evidence that white men are oppressed. If it weren't for black people and women and their selfish short sighted demand for affirmative action, then Jared Warren would have the job he is entitled to.

Pavel

9 day(s) ago

Jews are vastly over represented in the academy. For mysterious reasons they always attach themselves to the other legions of oppressed minorities in spite of the fact.

Giacomo

They simply have higher IQs than everybody else. If you normalize by IQ, I wouldn't say jews are overrepresented.

Musonius

9 day(s) ago

Good effort Lysander. Next time you troll, dial it down a notch.

By the way, just to keep the Lysanders honest, anyone know of a 'black person or woman' with anything approaching JW's c.v. who doesn't have a TT job? Anybody know any other non-black non-women in his situation?

Jared Warren is evidence that white men are oppressed. If it weren't for black people and women and their selfish short sighted demand for affirmative action, then Jared Warren would have the job he is entitled to.

Lysander

Lysander

9 day(s) ago

Good effort Lysander. Next time you troll, dial it down a notch.

By the way, just to keep the Lysanders honest, anyone know of a 'black person or woman' with anything approaching JW's c.v. who doesn't have a TT job? Anybody know any other non-black non-women in his situation?

Jared Warren is evidence that white men are oppressed. If it weren't for black people and women and their selfish short sighted demand for affirmative action, then Jared Warren would have the job he is entitled to.

Lysander

Musonius

It's not a troll. It just spells out what many people here actually think.

Musonius

9 day(s) ago

No troll, that's what you're trying to tell yourself now that you're called out. You are toxic. But really, answer the question.

Lysander

9 day(s) ago

The question implies that my perception of what many people here actually think is true.

Lysander

9 day(s) ago

I mean "accurate" not "true".

Musonius

9 day(s) ago

If you can't tell the difference between a general claim and an explanation for a single instance, you're worse than toxic for your philosophical community. You sure you're not at NYU?

Ian

9 day(s) ago

We know why McGinn's being excluded. Surely McGinn deserves to get a 2nd chance, but not even the shittiest department which would normally have no chance at getting someone like McGinn hires him. There's no rational basis for such puritanism. Meanwhile those same departments keep supporting and enabling all kinds of other evil, such as the worst of continental and feminist 'philosophy' or simple nepotism/favouritism. Philosophy is corrupt to the core, and it wouldn't be all that surprising if Warren is yet another victim of this corruption. It's just hard to believe for good honest, meritocratic people. But the McGinn case is in the open for all to see! There was only one exception dept (East Carolina), and it got overruled by a PC admin.

Ian

I'm a heterosexual male and there's no way I'd want CM in my department. His work has turned into speculative shit and he comes across as a complete creep with no self-awareness. As long as enough departments feel this way, then there is a purely rational basis for excluding him. It's not as if he's the only philosopher out there without a job. There are hundreds of high-quality unemployed philosophers. No way I'm hiring this loser.

Sebastian

If you think like that about a great philosopher (and in person actually a nice, supportive teacher, I should add), and fully trust your primitive creep-monitor, you clearly have no business in philosophy. You're living proof of its corruption. But what do I know, I should have stopped reading at “I'm a heterosexual male”, the hallmark relevance of a PC identity-politics person.

Susanne

9 day(s) ago

And here I thought, Jon that you had gone quiet all these months because you finally realized you were the epitome of the metabro type and decided to make a positive change.

I mean "accurate" not "true".

Lysander

Lorraine

9 day(s) ago

I mean "accurate" not "true".

Lysander

Itchy, is this going to be the title of your new paper?

Susanne

9 day(s) ago

Lol, he's coming here because the philosophy blogosphere is so policed and sterile but he's desperate for the interaction.

Lysander

9 day(s) ago

Perceptions can't be true, they can only be a more or less accurate representation. Only statements are truth apt.

Margaret

9 day(s) ago

derailed /close thread

Gustav

9 day(s) ago

Perceptions can't be true, they can only be a more or less accurate representation. Only statements are truth apt.

Lysander

The Credo of St Andrews.

Scratchy only tells you that to prevent your non-apt perceptions from becoming, shall we say, itchy.

Roderick

9 day(s) ago

If you think like that about a great philosopher (and in person actually a nice, supportive teacher, I should add), and fully trust your primitive creep-monitor, you clearly have no business in philosophy. You're living proof of its corruption. But what do I know, I should have stopped reading at “I'm a heterosexual male”, the hallmark relevance of a PC identity-politics person.

Ian

And you're evidence that philosophy has a white male problem. No way I'm hiring you.

Musonius

9 day(s) ago

Boy the racists are sure out in force today!

Walter

8 day(s) ago

None of you poseurs really understand what's going on here. "Jared Warren" is an obvious and clumsy Americanization of a very, very distinctive name. The thought leaders in our profession have decided they simply don't want those people around any more. Why do you think "Jason Stanley" had to go to such extreme lengths to upgrade his own victimhood credentials?

Hasdai

8 day(s) ago

Holocaust does not sell anymore? I assume you don't watch the Oscars.

Slavoj

8 day(s) ago

None of you poseurs really understand what's going on here. "Jared Warren" is an obvious and clumsy Americanization of a very, very distinctive name. The thought leaders in our profession have decided they simply don't want those people around any more. Why do you think "Jason Stanley" had to go to such extreme lengths to upgrade his own victimhood credentials?

Walter

could you translate this into plain English for the outsiders like me?

Wolfgang

7 day(s) ago

Not to derail this great discussion, but a misreading of Walter's above proposal of "Jared Warren" being a "clumsy Americanization...", and some subsequent sleuthing has led to a startling discovery, one which was all thing time dangling before our eyes. Is it not abundantly clear that JW is a composite? Does anyone actually believe there is one fleshy man by that name, furiously typing away on Quantifier Variance in some humid basement? Were we not so hell bent on elevating heroes, we'd have realised this prolificness defies all logic. As to whether "JW" is in fact a reactionary performance bent on compromising reparative trends in the academy through the development of a larger-than-life white male scholar excluded from academic sinecure- or, a more ambitious project aimed at destabilising university philosophy altogether, is, I think, the crucial question which this thread must address hereon.

Rudolf

7 day(s) ago

Jews are vastly over represented in the academy. For mysterious reasons they always attach themselves to the other legions of oppressed minorities in spite of the fact.

Giacomo

They simply have higher IQs than everybody else. If you normalize by IQ, I wouldn't say jews are overrepresented.

Pavel

Exactly, this also explains the appearance of underrepresentation of minorities.

6 day(s) ago

Jews are vastly over represented in the academy. For mysterious reasons they always attach themselves to the other legions of oppressed minorities in spite of the fact.

Giacomo

They simply have higher IQs than everybody else. If you normalize by IQ, I wouldn't say jews are overrepresented.

Pavel

Exactly, this also explains the appearance of underrepresentation of minorities.

Rudolf

Now think what would happen if you impose racial quotas. Exactly, you'll end up having dumber faculty.

Now, wait, it is already happening. And we already have dumber faculty.


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