Tuesday, June 30, 2020

The world-view of "Critical Theory"

I commented on his section on 'world views':

His piece comparing 'world views' at 21:00 misses some important points. CT has a creation theory: it is evolutionary naturalism. From this, it is impossible for it to coherently develop a meta-ethical theory that doesn't get axed by Hume's Guillotine. It is stymied at every turn and paradoxically ends up as seeking hegemonic power over those with whom it disagrees. Hoist on its own petard. From this, it does develop an ethical view. Its theoretical corner is relativism (the priority of 'lived experience' over a rationally examinable shared world) and from there everything is up for grabs.

The functional ethic of CT is power by the imposition of the powerful. The rhetoric of oppression is a ruse to transfer power non-democratically. The elevation of 'lived experience' to an epistemic is a ruse to avoid rational scrutiny. This is the Trotsky-Lenin-Stalin approach to gaining and maintaining power.

After Shenvi 2020
The materialistic creation means that person-ness is an emergent property of matter, but we know that reality is not like that; nor do we so experience it. We know that God's person is prior to created reality and interpenetrates, circumscribes, and denominates it. Matter results from God's word (his eternal wisdom: Pv 3:19-20); to say that 'word' emanates from matter is to worship the creature in lieu of the creator.

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