Pragmatism has been described as a uniquely American philosophy – perhaps the only system of thought that was wholly originated and developed in the United States. And it needs to die.
Hypatia’s refusal to defend either Tuvel or logic should be a clarion call to any serious intellectual that is interested in the pursuit of truth. Today’s epistemology is more interested in emotion than truth, no matter how sound your argument may be.
Perception is not reality. Perception is the perception of reality. To claim anything else is to change fundamentally the meaning of reality. Reality is not, and cannot be, dependent on perception; neither can truth.