Monday, August 17, 2009

Intellectual Machismo

I liked this quote by J. G. Merquior, so I thought I'd post it here:

In intellectual machismo, the strength of one's argument is not propped up by logical quality-rather, it is conveyed by the unflinching self-confidence of one's tone. Impressiveness, not cogency, is the thing. So it is with Shaw; so with Sartre-and so, too, with Foucault.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that is absurd. Is that impressive?

7:29 PM  

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