the force of reason

October 9, 2006

Wikipedia on “rationality” links to this piece on legal reasoning by Peter Suber. I’ve admired Suber since reading his piece on “Logical Rudeness,” which is one all Xian apologists should read. It doesn't hurt that he used to be a stand-up comedian before he became a philosopher and game designer and advocate for open access.

In the essay he gives an excellent summary of postmodern critiques of rationality (Suber prefers the term “post-Enlightenment”) and acknowledges their merit. Read the rest of this entry »