Friday, March 11, 2011

Ivory Tower Twit Philosophizes About Violence

It will be fun to watch this poor dweeb actualize his cogitationes.

Meanwhile, the Republican criminals in Wisconsin forced through their attack on workers' rights, leading to an uproar in Madison. (Thanks to Steve Nadler for the link.) At some point these acts of brazen viciousness are going to lead to a renewed philosophical interest in the question of when acts of political violence are morally justified, an issue that has, oddly, not been widely addressed in political philosophy since Locke. (Ted Honderich's somewhat controversial work on Palestinian terrorism is a recent exception.)

Now that's a threat. A phil-prof at some Brit dweebcenter parsing violence.

Will it be Platonic mirrors, or Aristotelian realism?

HT: Althouse


Deekaman said...

I'm looking forward to the battle. We have the guns.

Grim said...

He should be reading Grim's Hall. We've been talking about that very question for years now.