Saturday, February 14, 2009

An Observation (on Peter Singer)

Whenever he talks about continental philosophy, he's always condescending. Even, perhaps especially, when he is trying to hide it. An example, from his foreward to The Death of the Animal, "This discussion should be particularly enlightening-- if I may use that term without showing too much bias-- for those who grew up with the idea that the analytic tradition is conservative and part of the establishment, while the continental tradition, especially in its postmodern aspect, is more critical and radical" (p. x).