#231: The Genius Project

#231: The Genius Project

I really do wish I could take credit for more of this comic, but this one pretty much wrote itself. Most of the absurdity here is taken either directly from McGinn or from his supporters.

And in case you have no idea what scandal I’m talking about, the Feminist Philosophers Blog is a good place to start. You can also see more discussion at Leiter Reports, and at The Philosophy Smoker, and also NewAPPS (here and here).

Of course, your journey is not complete until you’ve read through McGinn’s own amazing responses to all this. See him explain the cleverness of his own word play here (and to learn how grad students are not what they used to be), go here to learn all about the “Genius Project”, and finally here you can learn about how McGinn totally didn’t want to be in Miami anyway (so there!).

And for more humor related to the situation, this bit from Faux Philosophy News and this faux Twitter account (rather hard to distinguish from the real deal) are quite good.

Discussion (9)¬

  1. Ben says:

    Ha! Great comic!

  2. chaospet says:


  3. NotWhatHeUsedToBe says:

    Chaospet once again demonstrates that most arguments are best laid out in cartoon form.

    I can thinking of nothing finer to bookend this sad sordid affair.

  4. chaospet says:

    If the philosophical community comes to realize that most arguments are best laid out in cartoon form, then my work on this planet will be complete.

  5. Beez says:

    Thanks for this!

  6. heath says:

    Nicely done

  7. bbomb says:

    We should really thank McGinn for his hilarious and pathetic attempts to publicly redeem himself on his blog. He’s made it very easy for the casual observer who might otherwise be on the fence to see just how guilty he is.

  8. chaospet says:

    So true, bbomb. Sadly though I can’t seem to access the blog right now; I hope it hasn’t been taken down. What a tragedy that would be.

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