Culture Wars/Current Controversies

Should we cancel Immanuel Kant and Friedrich Nietzsche?

But what about Marx and Engels? Lots of political incorrectness there. All past cultures and many world cultures today would be considered racist, sexist, ableist, ageist, homophobic, overly religious, etc. etc. by contemporary standards of the kind now found in Western Europe, North America, and Oceania. To eliminate any historical memory of that you would have to literally do a French Revolution/Pol Pot “Year Zero” scenario, which was what I am concerned many of these folks have in mind. We definitely need Edmund Burke as well as Thomas Paine.

By Irish Times

Unthinkable: Famous philosophers are being reappraised in light of their prejudices.


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