That would explain why these guys are impervious to logic!
These morons are almost beyond parody.
They are titans of philosophy, without whose work an understanding of the subject is all but inconceivable.
But now students at a University of London college are demanding that such seminal figures as Plato, Descartes, Immanuel Kant and Bertrand Russell should be largely dropped from the curriculum simply because they are white.
These may be the names that underpin civilisation, yet the student union at the world-renowned School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is insisting that when studying philosophy ‘the majority of philosophers on our courses’ should be from Africa and Asia.
The students say it is in order to ‘decolonise’ the ‘white institution’ that is their college.
Last night philosopher Sir Roger Scruton lambasted the union’s demand, saying: ‘This suggests ignorance and a determination not to overcome that ignorance. You can’t rule out a whole area of intellectual endeavour without having investigated it and clearly they haven’t investigated what they mean by white philosophy. If they think there is a colonial context from which Kant’s Critique of Pure Reason arose, I would like to hear it.’ —DailyMail
The Chancellor called BS, too.
Entitled ‘Decolonising SOAS: Confronting The White Institution’, the union’s statement of ‘educational priorities’ warns ‘white philosophers’ should be studied only ‘if required’, and even then their work should be taught solely from ‘a critical standpoint’: ‘For example, acknowledging the colonial context in which so-called “Enlightenment” philosophers wrote within.’ — DailyMail
Who is driving this?
A guy named Ali Habib. He’s the ‘democracy and education union officer’.
If we are to jettison ‘White’ philosophers, including the very FOUNDERS of philosophy (and by extension, the forerunners of modern science) how are we supposed to grapple with ideas? Philosophy is the practise of grappling with life’s big ideas.
Ok, we want to ditch whitey. What’s this ‘bright spark’ got to say about his OWN influences?
‘He recently told a student newspaper that he is an admirer of Frantz Fanon, the Martinique-born Marxist thinker whose book The Wretched Of The Earth is a seminal work of revolutionary anti-colonialism.’
News flash… if you dump the guys who categorized the ideas that set a framework the led to modern civilization — democracy and human rights included — simply because the men who spoke them were too ‘white’?
If you do THAT? Then you are guilty of the logical fallacies new students will be too dumb to understand.
Since the goal is indoctrination, and not education?
That’s kinda the point.