Paper: The Vacuity of Postmodern Methodology (2005)

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Abstract: Many of the philosophical doctrines purveyed by postmodernists have been roundly refuted, yet people continue to be taken in by the dishonest devices used in proselytizing for postmodernism. I exhibit, name and analyse five favourite rhetorical manoeuvres: Troll’s Truisms, Motte and Bailey Doctrines, Equivocating Fulcra, the Postmodernist Fox-trot and Rankly Relativising Fields. Anyone familiar with postmodernist writing will recognise their pervasive hold on the dialectic of postmodernism, and come to judge that dialectic as it ought to be judged.

Sorry for the intermittent disappearances, I’ve been doing damage control around Europe and have to pull up drafts. Since the Cologne thing, things have been getting hectic. I wish I could post pictures of Paris. March is really the best time for it while avoiding many tourists. There are many conventions and political things going on that need my attention, what with the referendum upcoming, so this might hold true for a few months…

1. Be civil. 2. Be logical or fair. 3. Do not bore me.

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