But What if It's True? - The Uncertainty of Doubt via @ctlansdown
Step 1: Conflate God with a god
Step 2: Dismiss gods
Step 3: Pretend any attempt to distinguish God from a god is a bad faith move on the part of the person making the distinction to make his particular tribal god “special”
Step 1: Reduce all truth claims to attempts to assert power through language
Step 2: Dismiss such attempts to assert power
Step 3: Pretend anyone trying to distinguish true claims from others is merely trying to make his claims “special”
It has exactly the same structure.
The Schelling and Hegel pushes much further.
Then Marx and later Marxists pushed further still.
Nietzsche pushed on to the endpoint.
This is my term for the articulate class, the intellectuals.
It means both “more than ordinary” and “like a sophist.”