John D. Caputo

Professor: Reason Itself Is A White Male Construct

A philosophy and religion professor at Syracuse University gave an interview to The New York Times Thursday in which he critiqued the notion of pure reason as simply being a “white male Euro-Christian construction.”

  • simus1

    Prof Nutbar is almost there.
    He just needs a little more help filling in the blanks.
    Reason and honesty are features handed down to “us” by ancient space aliens who visited earth and “altered our DNA” while posing as white male constructs.

    • People with small minds should not teach philosophy.

      If you find an exception to a theory, the theory is wrong.

      At some point, no matter how trivial, all people (regardless of race) use some form of reason.

      This fool has allowed left wing politics to overwhelm his ability to reason.

  • Brett_McS

    Yes, pretty much a white, male, Ancient Greek invention, so actually pre-Christian, but otherwise correct. Reason is like an additional sense that can be used to perceive aspects of the world outside of the built-in five. Not everyone has it.

    Of course all those smart Greeks have long since emigrated … to Melbourne I think.

  • tom_billesley

    He’s saying that females and blacks don’t do reason?

    • canminuteman

      Have you ever had an argument with a woman? I think it is safe to say that they don’t do “reason” like men do. Have you seen stories about African witch doctors amputating the limbs of albinos for magic (as one example)? Are you aware that most African cultures never figured out counting, written language or the wheel?

      • Rosenmops

        Ahem. Woman here. I’m pretty good at reasoning. Can do math and logic proofs.

        • canminuteman

          So can my wife, but it’s rare, that’s why I married her!

    • vimy

      Some do reason and they do it well.

  • pop

    Muslims can’t reason?

    • tom_billesley

      To reason would be bid’ah.

    • canminuteman

      I’m not seeing a lot of evidence of it.

    • Don’t confuse being brainwashed from an ability to reason.

      • RonW

        Wtf? Surely having a complete set of potted answers implanted takes away the need and finally the ability to …. reason?

  • shasta

    This “professor” is an absolute moron with shit for brains.

    • That is a concise and accurate way to put it.

    • Rosenmops

  • canminuteman

    He is not nut bar he is 100 percent correct. Look at the world around you. There is almost a 100 percent correlation between the level of civilization the white male population. The more none white a formerly white male space becomes, the less civilized it becomes. Western civilization peaked at about the time women got the vote and started to get political power. It’ been down hill since then. White males pretty much created the modern world, with not much input or help from anyone else. I don’t know what his argument for that statement is, but looking at the facts on the ground pretty much proves he is right.

    • Millie_Woods

      That’s the first thing I thought, the professor is stating a truth. And I completely agree with you about the negative impact universal suffrage has had on western civilization. I’ve been beating that drum for several years now and even know a few women that have came to the same conclusion.

      • BillyHW

        Our movement is growing.

    • Clink9

      We’re number one!

    • I could have a deep philosophical argument about that, but clearly the “facts on the ground” indicate you are correct.

      Enjoy it while it lasts. It looks like white civilization will soon look like Malmo Sweden.

    • BillyHW

      I like the way you think, canminuteman.

  • Xavier


    It’s inevitable.

  • pdxnag

    So, [someone] is arguing that idiocy is uniquely a non-white thing? If you believe that you must be an idiot.

    • canminuteman

      I know plenty of white idiots and people who are not white who are also not idiots, but if you tally up a list of civilized countries and failed states you will find a certain correlation.

  • DVult

    Reason is a white male construct. White males are evil. Therefore reason is evil. The professor has hit the trifecta of faulty logic. The premises are false, the argument invalid and the conclusion absurd.

  • Tom Forsythe

    I had been arguing this as a joke. It is true: you can’t satirize them.

  • ntt1

    In his defense (sort of) Ayan hirsi Ali remarked on the same thing when she encountered the Western enlightenment, notice that most muslim countries debate is carried out on a purely emotional level rather like dogs barking and circling each other, we have all seen pictures of islamic rage boy for example. What this whackademic fails to understand,, despite his putative education and social status is that it is indeed a construct ,one that allows him to foam off without being dragged away and beaten.We know it as western civilization .People from all over the world want to come here and sample its fruits. This asshole seems to believe we would be better off living at the level of those enjoying rule by robert Mugabe. Every notice that on taking power,a communist regime concentrates on murdering its intellectual classes? this is why.

  • John

    Just when you thought this post was the ultimate. Here’s another White ‘professor’ calling all Whites to commit suicide because of slavery.

    • canminuteman

      Yeah, but the problem with his “logic” is that slavery has existed in most cultures since the beginning of time. It still exists in may non white cultures. The Africans of the gold coast still buy and sell each other and if you go to Mali and Mauritania and Somalia, and Ethiopia you will find that there are still muslim arab Africans buying and selling “black” Africans. The only people to voluntarily decide it was bad and should be outlawed are white people. The only people to put their blood and treasure on the line to end it are white people. If these professors had any brains they would be applauding white people and condemning all the people who still practice slavery, but they are too stupid for reasoned thought.

  • MRHapla

    you’re damnned right it is,,,,working well for over 3000 years,,,putz.

  • MRHapla

    So who is responsible for “Feelings” based decision making???How’s that working out?

  • Maggat

    Christ! He even looks like an asshole.

    • terrence

      He looks as stupid as his gibbering is.

  • G

    Look at this candy assed little homo. Really? A philosophy professor who dismisses reason. What does this little weasel actually do? He produces nothing. His sophist ramblings contribute zero to human knowledge.

    Guys like this just pretend to study and produce make believe research.

    He’s a con man pure and simple.

    • Clink9

      Until we grow the balls to get out the torches and pitchforks these worms will continue to destroy young minds. ( While paying him large )

  • Rosenmops

    There are people who can reason in all countries. In some countries they are apparently powerless against overwhelming forces of tribalism and corruption and generally a lot of stupid people. Europe was an anomaly (particularly northern Europe) in that tribalism more or less disappeared leading to high trust/low corruption societies which were spread to the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand by those evil white colonists.

    The Spanish and Portuguese tended not to colonize but just sort of exploit the countries they went to . Those countries are basket cases. The French colonies are disasters for the most part.

    The Chinese in Singapore had a smart leader who copied the British after they left and got rid of corruption (as far as possible). Hong Kong also, though to a lesser extent. Japan and South Korea did pretty well but had help from the Americans. I think east Asians are particularly good at reasoning.

    Now most of the high trust/low corruption countries are busy importing people from tribal, corrupt cultures as fast as they can. Muslims are particularly tribal, corrupt ,brutal and resistant to adopting the culture of the country they immigrate too. Also I think a lot of them are on average less able to reason, maybe because of inbreeding or something.

    Look at the corruption perception index:

  • RonW

    Man, this bloke could double as a white supremacist!

    • Clausewitz

      Well he is right. Reason is an European white male construct, and what a fine construct it is. It’s through that construct that European, and by extension North American societies have advanced our species through innovation and invention. The construct has allowed people to work on advancement as opposed to societies like the Muslim nations who are too busy killing others to actually progress into the 20th century.

      • simus1

        Social discipline of the WASP sort was also a huge pillar holding up the whole edifice. Grew up in a Scots/Ulster rural/industrial tribal enclave in southern Ontario where self sufficiency of mind and body was a given and visitors were prone to remark on the always on display mean attitudes of most natives. Among the first questions asked of anyone new in town was which of the many large (Protestant) churches they found best suited to their needs.

        • Clausewitz

          Yep Wasp’s are the prime exemplar, but there are many regions of Europe who have that ideology, primarily Calvinist in nature. Now that you mention it, their may be a correlation between the Protestant relationship with God (Personal in the relationship and personal in the acceptance of responsibility) that leads to this trait. I look at my Lutheran Croatian father in law as the example. He’s 82 and still runs his own excavating business, not because he has to, but because he loves his business and he just can’t come to grips with the thought that he should not be working.

  • Jabberwokk

    Well then, no need to talk anymore is there? Perhaps you would like to see the product of “white male Euro-Christian construction” when it comes to force? Because keep this up and your going to.