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Sunday, June 27, 2004

The Buck Stops Leiter

As regular readers will no doubt remember, I have taken issue with Brian Leiter's penchant for crazy rhetoric as a substitute for reasoned discussion, here for example.

Stuart Buck has a few good posts on Leiter's intellectual dishonesty here, here, here, here, and here.

Stuart seems to be getting to the point I am at. I used to read Leiter regularly for the same reason people slow down and gawk at a car wreck. I thought it was interesting to see how someone with such obvious intelligence could sink to such levels of dishonesty and rhetorical craziness to further their ideological preferences. But Leiter never surprises, and rarely really entertains, and mostly he just makes an ass of himself while pretending that he is making an ass of those who disagree with him.


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