Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Response to Article: The End of Philosophy by David Brooks

Original Article: The End of Philosophy by David Brooks
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/04/07/opinion/07Brooks.html


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Read this *critically* if you'd like to see human beings compared to robotic bee creatures that are irredeemably emotion-ruled and where the only place we get new overriding moral values is from our friends.

Uh... wait, where did our friends get them from?

Brooks follows a well-worn template:
1 - subvert the role of reason in morality (and, apparently, the subconscious)
2 - declare reason to be useless
3 - substitute for reason -- intuition, altruism, and collectivism
4 - enjoy your new zombie army