The 'Tells' Of Continental, Cosmopolitan And Enlightenment Arguments


[T]he signature property (the ‘tell’) of continental argument is conflation, in which the purpose of argument is an attempt to construct authority. (German and French)

Signature property (the ‘tell’) of cosmopolitan thought is ‘the prestige’ (distraction), in which the purpose of an argument is to distract from the central, more obvious one by means of cunning. (Jewish).

The signature property (the ‘tell’) of anglo enlightenment thought is the assumption of universalism.

These three ‘tells’ are all means of deception and error in order to justify the metaphysical assumption about what is ‘good’.

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