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Rachel Williams: Why I Left Academic Philosophy

Giuseppe

9 day(s) ago

I think the thoughts in the OP are worth discussing enough not to have the three devolve into some screws against trans people.

Giuseppe

9 day(s) ago

I hate autocorrect- “thread” and “screed”

Lysander

9 day(s) ago

It's true, philosophers are not that smart (from the pure POV of IQ), compared to mathematicians/physicists/computer scientists/economists/chemists/other non-bullshit academics. I think it used to be different, but I am junior T, so I'm not sure.

Abu

9 day(s) ago

I think the thoughts in the OP are worth discussing enough not to have the three devolve into some screws against trans people.

Giuseppe

I think the fact that you think that is precisely the mentality that's licensing mass insanity in our society, and it's high-time that people in our profession no longer let people like you get away with it.

Giuseppe

9 day(s) ago

I guess I read the piece through a different lens- these seem like worries that any non-trans grad student could have about philosophy being disconnected from real world value and being a game of inside baseball.

Giuseppe

9 day(s) ago

Lysander- smarts are not all that matter in this world. I’ve met many very high IQ stem people who couldn’t reason their way out of a paper bag- but seem to think that their narrow expertise in math expands to any topic they opine on. Philosophy draws people who are high IQ, but not mega- high IQ, but are reflective in a way that many brilliant people aren’t.

Javad

9 day(s) ago

I think the thoughts in the OP are worth discussing enough not to have the three devolve into some screws against trans people.

Giuseppe

I think the fact that you think that is precisely the mentality that's licensing mass insanity in our society, and it's high-time that people in our profession no longer let people like you get away with it.

Abu

Settle down, Columbine.

Abu

9 day(s) ago

I think the thoughts in the OP are worth discussing enough not to have the three devolve into some screws against trans people.

Giuseppe

I think the fact that you think that is precisely the mentality that's licensing mass insanity in our society, and it's high-time that people in our profession no longer let people like you get away with it.

Abu

Settle down, Columbine.

Javad

Funny and charitable, I see.

Roderick

8 day(s) ago

This thread is too funny - and it's exactly why I left!

All the best,

-Rachel Williams

Dagfinn

8 day(s) ago

"Blogging over the past ten years, I’ve reached a larger audience than I could have ever hoped to find through the traditional academic journal system."

And there we have it: for Williams, philosophy provides insufficient narcissistic supply.

Umberto

8 day(s) ago

This thread is too funny - and it's exactly why I left!

All the best,

-Rachel Williams

Roderick

And philosophy is all the better for it. Please, take the rest of the no-talent and self-absorbed social engineers destroying academic philosophy with you.

Jon

7 day(s) ago

I think the thoughts in the OP are worth discussing enough not to have the three devolve into some screws against trans people.

Giuseppe

When you say "trans people", do you mean trans race, trans ability, trans species or trans gender people? Just trying to keep with which kind of trans is allowed now.

Wonhyo

7 day(s) ago

You guys are so boring. Just write a post called "Wahhh I hate lefties they are the worrstttttttt," give it 10,000 likes, and then call it quits on the whole forum. That is basically the comforting, pacifier like function this site serves for you.

Luigi

7 day(s) ago

So what, are you pissed that we have a place where we can speak out?

Yu

7 day(s) ago

You guys are so boring. Just write a post called "Wahhh I hate lefties they are the worrstttttttt," give it 10,000 likes, and then call it quits on the whole forum. That is basically the comforting, pacifier like function this site serves for you.

Wonhyo

Amia?

Dagfinn

7 day(s) ago

So what, are you pissed that we have a place where we can speak out?

Luigi

I’m not pissed. But the irony of the people wailing about safe spaces wanting to find a warm comforting place where people tell them all their shitty biases actually make them special and wonderful is so strong I might die from it.

Arnold

7 day(s) ago

That's a ridiculous misunderstanding, and you can tell us about our 'biases' all you want.

Pasquale

7 day(s) ago

I love pooping in women's restrooms!

All the best,

-Rachel Williams

Wonhyo

7 day(s) ago

I love pooping in women's restrooms!

All the best,

-Rachel Williams

Pasquale

So convince me you started this thread to talk about the ideas in the piece instead of using it as a platform to bash the author?

Pelagius

7 day(s) ago

I'm not mad. I'm actually laughing!

All the best,

-Rachel Williams

Wonhyo

7 day(s) ago

I'm not mad. I'm actually laughing!

All the best,

-Rachel Williams

Pelagius

Never said you were mad, just a baiting boor. "Hey all, sound off on what this ::cough:: vile tranny ::cough:: wrote about philosophy. What do you think of the ::dogwhistle:: ideas in it? ::dogwhistle::"

Gary

7 day(s) ago

I'm not mad. I'm actually laughing!

All the best,

-Rachel Williams

Pelagius

In all the many many times this exact script has been posted, going back to the 90s on usenet, it has not once been convincing or true. Not even once. It is shitthatneverhappened.txt

Who is surprised that self absorbed millennials have to fake social interactions and it is 100% transparent?

Pelagius

7 day(s) ago

To be clear, that was a restatement of her "This thread is too funny - and it's exactly why I left!" comment.

Given that this thread is a random collection of thoughts, some of which are total nonsense, I suppose in a way it really is why she left.

Aleksey

7 day(s) ago

Me so horny me suck big white dick. Sucky sucky five dolla!!!

Sun

4 day(s) ago

How did racism against Asians suddenly appear here?

Gotthold

3 day(s) ago

Indeed, Sun.

Same strategy as we've seen before. People who don't like an open venue in philosophy where people can discuss the lunacy of our profession have come here to troll in an attempt to poison the well.



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