The recent debacle involving the presidents of three top American universities is symptomatic of a deeper and more widespread malaise. The moral obtuseness and intellectual ineptitude of these three women is just part of a general degradation in American universities and intellectual life. I won’t go into the causes of this, but what appalls me the most is that they are under the illusion that they are demonstrating superior moral and intellectual qualities. They are not. At root this comes from bad philosophy, indeed obviously bad philosophy. Real philosophy used to oppose this kind of inept “thinking”; now it is succumbing to it.
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