Skip to comments.The Bankruptcy Of Grievance Studies
Posted on 10/03/2018 12:09:10 PM PDT by Fitzy_888
You have GOT to read this, from Quillette! It starts with this editors note:
Editors note: For the past year scholars James Lindsay, Helen Pluckrose, and Peter Boghossian have sent fake papers to various academic journals which they describe as specialising in activism or grievance studies. Their stated mission has been to expose how easy it is to get absurdities and morally fashionable political ideas published as legitimate academic research.
To date, their project has been successful: seven papers have passed through peer review and have been published, including a 3000 word excerpt of Adolf Hitlers Mein Kampf, rewritten in the language of Intersectionality theory and published in the Gender Studies journal Affilia.
Quillette publishes the response of five academics to the scandal. Heres the first one, from Oxford philosopher Nathan Cofnas:
Twenty years ago, Alan Sokal called postmodernism fashionable nonsense. Today, postmodernism isnt a fashionits our culture. A large proportion of the students at elite universities are now inducted into this cult of hate, ignorance, and pseudo-philosophy. Postmodernism is the unquestioned dogma of the literary intellectual class and the art establishment. It has taken over most of the humanities and some of the social sciences, and is even making inroads in STEM fields. It threatens to melt all of our intellectual traditions into the same oozing mush of political slogans and empty verbiage.
Postmodernists pretend to be experts in what they call theory. They claim that, although their scholarship may seem incomprehensible, this is because they are like mathematicians or physicists: they express profound truths in a way that cannot be understood without training. Lindsay, Boghossian, and Pluckrose expose this for the lie that it is. Theory is not real. Postmodernists have no expertise and no profound understanding.
Dr. Steve Turley: Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' Is Now a Legitimate Part of Gender Studies?!? https://youtu.be/_WyD8BB-jlw
Other pertinent commentary: (working link)
Dr. Steve Turley: Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ Is Now a Legitimate Part of Gender Studies?!? https://youtu.be/_WyD8BB-jlw
The equivalent of early hippies sitting in expresso bars spewing incoherent poetry.
Thank God we’re starting to fight back.
If this crap was ignored for another 15 years the stupid people would drive the smart people out of our University Systems. (A process that started about 20 years ago...)
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