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Monday, July 28, 2008

Mind Over What’s the Matter

Simon Blackburn, in yesterday's New York Times, reviews Moral Clarity: A Guide for Grown-Up Idealists, by Susan Neiman.
Neiman, an American who is currently the director of the Einstein Forum in Berlin, boldly asserts that when Marxism, postmodernism, theory and fundamentalism challenge the Enlightenment they invariably come off second best. I agree, and I wish more people did so.

Saying challengers to the Enlightenment "invariably come off second best" seems inconsistent with "wishing" more people were convinced of it.

--Terrence Berres

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