21 February 2015

Sociology: philosophy democratized

Is sociology the democratization
of philosophy?
Seems so.
Pity that all the philosophical,
so-called 'speculative',
content has been evacuated
in doing so.

Philosophy demoralized.

But it has the advantage,
that you no longer have to think.
which is what democracy demands.

Sociologists peer at the shadows
passing ceaselessly across the wall,
trying to make some explanatory sense
of changes,
for which they are applauded
and amply rewarded.

That's why today sociology flourishes,
and philosophy has withered on the vine.

Poor humankind!

05 February 2015

Gulliver in Glubbdubdrib

On his travels, Gulliver visits also Glubbdubdrib, where the governor asserts,

"that new systems of nature were but new fashions, which would vary in every age; and even those who pretend to demonstrate them from mathematical principles, would flourish but a short period of time, and be out of vogue when that was determined." (Gulliver's Travels, A Voyage to Glubbdubdrib, Folio Society edition, London MCMLXV p. 180, my emphases)

So there's hope yet?