In this post. He calls Critchley a ‘hack’ and goes on to say that no one, even continental philosophers, takes him seriously. He’s neither philosopher nor a scholar. If you’re as outraged as Leiter, you can write the NYT and tell them that you ‘are concerned that someone who is not taken seriously as a philosopher or scholar has been invited to serve as “moderator”‘.
There’s a bit of irony in Leiter’s recent post about whether or not prosepctive graduate students should heed the disparaging comments that faculty from one school level at faculty from another school. Leiter seems right about this, but his rightness sheds an ironic light on his earlier post regarding ‘party line continental’ schools. Perhaps it’s not so nice to disparage faculty from your own philosophical tradition, but ‘analytic’-on-’continental’ hating is alright?