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Muir Island

July 21st, 2006 · No Comments

Oh dude, Chris Muir just doesn’t know when to save himself some embarassment and toss it in. Half a dozen bloggers, Andrew Sullivan among them, point out that his bizarro reference to “Kantian Nihilism” (and, equally weird, the United States being “based on” the philosophy of Arthur Schopenhauer, born 1788) just betrays incredible ignorance. Muir decides to reveal his sense of humor is about as well developed as his knowledge of philosophy by claming Sully’s got “a unique cant on Kant” (meaning, I guess, he understands Kant in basically the same way as everyone else who’s actually read him) and making a lame gay joke playing on “a posteriori.” Weak sauce, Chris. If it had been a joke about trying to get some “noumenon” or putting your “ding an sich” or something, you might have at least gotten points for cleverness to compensate for the absence of class.

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