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The following books by Robert Paul Wolff are available on Amazon.com as e-books: KANT'S THEORY OF MENTAL ACTIVITY, THE AUTONOMY OF REASON, UNDERSTANDING MARX, UNDERSTANDING RAWLS, THE POVERTY OF LIBERALISM, A LIFE IN THE ACADEMY, MONEYBAGS MUST BE SO LUCKY, AN INTRODUCTION TO THE USE OF FORMAL METHODS IN POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY.
Now Available: Volumes I, II, III, and IV of the Collected Published and Unpublished Papers.

NOW AVAILABLE ON YOUTUBE: LECTURES ON KANT'S CRITIQUE OF PURE REASON. To view the lectures, go to YouTube and search for "Robert Paul Wolff Kant." There they will be.

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Monday, March 30, 2015

THE TOWER OF BABEL

I have suddenly begun receiving dozens of messages from FaceBook informing me that a post has tagged me [do I have that right?]  I think this flurry was triggered by my scandalous comments about Israel, but the "messages" in the e-mails are a string of question marks, because my e-mail provider does not recognize Hebrew letters.  When I go to FaceBook [which I virtually never frequent] and click on the "translate" utility, somewhat garbled references to Post-Modernism come back, but that has nothing to do with what I wrote.

The foolish residents of the town of Babel have a lot to answer for.

1 comment:

Utopian Yuri said...

i had a look. it's not about your recent israel remarks. it's an essay by david pilavin, who says he corresponded with you a few years ago, about political dissonance. you are used as an illustration of a radical leftist whose cultural tastes and practices (liking baroque music, preferring kant to modern philosophy, travelling to paris, disparaging rednecks etc.) would seem to mark him as a republican. he says that in his correspondence with you, he suggested you were an elitist for being dismissive of non-elite universities, and you declared that you are an open and avowed elitist.

i didn't read all the way to the end, but that's what it starts out about, at any rate. the title is "an upside-down world i saw; on dissonances right and left." there are dozens of comments, which is probably why you got many notifications.