Thursday, September 13, 2007
Group of Leading Catholic and Christian Law Professors Speak Out about the Crisis at Ave Maria Law School
Their statement is here.
UPDATE: This is ironic--but the post immediately preceding the statement to which I linked, above, attacks me rather harshly for failing to acknowledge Postmodernism in my critique of Steve Smith's ignorant paper about the state of jurisprudence. The post is by Michael Scaperlanda, who quotes someone named Kevin Lee, who explains that Leiter "sets the bar pretty high for contemporary academic work--rational discourse/evidence etc." That is, I admit, pretty audacious of me, and I can understand why Professors Lee or Scaperlanda might prefer a lower bar. Professor Lee continues: "What is amazing to me is that a contemporary legal scholar can make a claim like that, as though the Postmodern movement never occurred. He seems dogmatically committed to some sort of foundationalism." Actually, I'm a Quinean pragmatist and anti-foundationalist, but people who think that referring to "postmodernism" is an argument usually aren't interested in actual philosophical arguments, so I'd best call it a day.
I still, of course, commend the MOJ statement on the Ave Maria crisis to interested readers.