New Criticals

Allegory of Philosophy’s Man Cave

And now, Diotima said, let me show in an image how enlightened or unenlightened our profession is: Behold! Mostly white, male philosophers working in a cavernous profession that opens onto the light of egalitarian ideals. Here they have been since they were undergrads, and have their legs and necks chained so that they cannot move and can see only what stands before them, being prevented by the chains from turning their heads. Above and behind them, their blatant sexism blazes, and between the red flames of these biases and the philosophy professors themselves there runs a high road that spans the profession.

I see.