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Posted by Harvey on May 12, 2003 16:18:03 UTC

Philosophy is a great deal different in Europe than in the Anglo-American tradition. Some of that is due to language barriers and isolation, but a great deal is attributable to cultural issues.

The American tradition is perhaps a little more 'fundamentalist' than the European tradition. As a result, you see anti-realism is much stronger and even more extreme. Postmodernism, poststructuralism, deconstructionism, etc are mostly European traditions.

In your case, some of the comments you've made are almost anti-science and anti-philosophy. I've always assumed that your cultural differences have given you added enthusiasm for such tendencies, but it isn't something that I relate with all that well. And, I think you might agree, I've always struck you as more 'American' in my viewpoint. This is perhaps why pragmatism was founded in America. Americans just think differently than most of the world. Which isn't necessarily a good think when you see the positive reaction that dubya is getting in the States vs the world.

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