Thursday, April 26, 2012

I guess I'm just a little...

I suppose there can't be any precise answer to the question how sensitive people should be, but I was surprised when Brian Leiter linked to a light-hearted blog post by a convicted pedophile about fun philosophy books, in which he recommends Simon Blackburn's Lust among others.

I was surprised again when he chose to use the language of the Nazis to describe excessively sympathetic attitudes towards Israel.

And it ought to be a surprise that Jon Cogburn (understandably) anticipates mercilessness from another popular blogger about his forthcoming book.    

I suppose I need to get a sense of humour.


  1. I still want to know what the pedo being "banned from any computer with internet access" means. His twitter and blog have both been very active since the ruling came down.

    I posted a comment on his blog asking about it; needless to say, it didn't make it through moderation.

  2. Yes, that is strange. Is it possible that he uses a phone to tweet and blog, and that these aren't covered by the ban? Doesn't seem to make much sense.

  3. maybe he has an assistant.

  4. That sounds possible. I was enjoying the mystery though.