Implications of Ernest Gellner

Chaos and Governance has a long final post on Ernest Gellner, covering much interesting territory.

My sense is that Chaos and Governance is tempted to side with strong rationalists against modest rationalists (like Gellner) and especially against anti-rationalists (like postmodernists, against whom some nasty words are directed).

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  1. Post-modernists made a lot of arguments that seemed to be made in bad faith, so I don’t think those terms are unfair. I wouldn’t use the same terms to describe post-structuralists even though I disagree with them. They tend to distance themselves from the post-modernist label too, indicating it isn’t missed by much anyone.

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