Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Anthony Esolen on hierarchy

The inimitable Anthony Esolen (one of our 12 Modern Wise Men), a brunette, responds to a blonde on the issue of hierarchy over at Mere Comments. Here's a sample:

She might as well have said, "We have matured beyond thinking," because it is absolutely impossible to reason without ordering principles, and ordering principles imply hierarchy. The blonde in question (I speak of blondes here not materially, but essentially) gives evidence of it. Had she said, "We have matured beyond drawing conclusions," she'd have been not a whit less absurd.

Check it out.

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