A Dishonest Culture
Aug 09, 1997
Practitioners of alternative "medicine" claim to use scientific procedures for testing new drugs and to discover laws that explain the causes of disease. These medical quacks usethe language of Western medicine to destroy medicine. Proponents of "ebonics" employ the terminology of grammar to undermine language. Pseudo-sciences, such as environmental and creation "science," steal the prestige of science to destroy science. And modern philosophers pretend to defend "reason" while annihilating it.
This lecture explains the epistemology that underlies all these concretes. You will see why it is so important to realize that logic is not primarily a tool for trapping others in inconsistencies. This lecture also concretizes why Ayn Rand called Kant the most evil man in history.