Some years later, I went back into his office to ask permission to switch from one course to another. â€œWhich courses?â€ he said indifferently. â€œIâ€™m meant to be reading Foucault, but I want to do a course on Derrida.â€ â€œManâ€ he replied â€œthatâ€™s like going from horseshit to bullshit.â€ In fact, as others can confirm, the latter word was his most common term of reference and it also expresses his approach to philosophy: No BS.
Critcheley has some good observations on the hubris of Scientism, but he then proves that he is still has not learned how to recognize BS by denouncing climate-change deniers as obscurantists.
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