The journal of philosophy organizes a debate on “Jewish influence”


Have the Jews insinuated themselves into positions of power and influence, “transforming America out of white interests,” because they are naturally gifted with a higher IQ and are reluctant to associate with anti-Semitic groups, or is it also because they are ethnocentric and hypocritical? do networkers know how to use non-Jews to pursue their own interests? Racial science and / or conspiracy theory? This scandalous question, forgive me the editorialism, is currently under discussion in the pages of the journal of academic philosophy. Philosophy.

Welcome to 2022.

January 1 saw the online publication of “The Default Hypothesis” Fails to Explain Jewish Influence “by Kevin McDonald, who is described on Wikipedia as an” anti-Semitic conspiracy theorist, white supremacist and retired professor of evolutionary psychology ”. The 32-page McDonald’s article is a response to an article by Nathan Cofnas, “The Anti-Jewish Narrative,” which Philosophy published last February, and which is part of a series of articles in which Cofnas criticizes McDonald’s.

McDonald and Cofnas are both concerned about the question, “Did Jews create liberal multiculturalism to advance their ethnic interests?” (Cofnas, p.1332).

Cofnas’ point of view on this issue is ultimately based on his assertion that “Jews are overrepresented in all intellectual movements and activities that are not overtly anti-Semitic mainly because they have a high average IQ ”(Cofnas, p.1331). This is part of his view that there is a “legitimate science of racial differences” (Cofnas, p. 1332) regarding intelligence (previously).

Cofnas characterizes McDonald as claiming that “intelligent ethnocentric Jews created liberal intellectual and political movements to promote Jewish interests at the expense of gentiles” (Cofnas, pp. 1330-31). McDonald postulates an ethnocentric “ethnic network” (McDonald, p.2), “Jewish hypocrisy” (p.9), “Jewish activism” (throughout) and efforts to “recruit Gentiles as” dress To conceal the extent of the Jewish community. domination ”(p.3) in leftist organizations, among others, as part of the Jewish conspiracy.

McDonald’s also addresses the question of whether Jews should be welcomed by white supremacists. Here is his response, which I reproduce as a screenshot for those who might otherwise be in disbelief that an academic journal published these words:

Did i mention that Philosophythe subtitle of is “Israel Philosophical Quarterly“? It is questionable to what extent Cofnas and McDonald view the publication of their articles in an Israel-based journal as evidence contrary to the presumptions of their debate.

Philosophy is edited by Asa Kasher (Tel Aviv). In response to questions about the publication of these articles, he wrote that the articles had been refereed before publication, but that it was “a mistake” to publish them, explaining that he was “not aware of the general context of the debate ”and that he is“ sorry to have treated the discussion as an ordinary philosophical debate ”. He added that more comments from him may be forthcoming.

Yesterday, Moti Mizrahi (Florida Institute of Technology) who was until last night the deputy editor of Philosophy, wrote on Twitter: “I have nothing to do with the publication of this [McDonald’s] paper in philosophy. I asked the EiC to reconsider its publication in Philosophia. Later in the day he announced his resignation of the journal.

Readers may remember that Philosophy was in the news in 2020 for another article that was posted “in error.” Dr. Kasher informs me that he “asked Springer to initiate a withdrawal procedure “from this document, although it remains online.

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