Philosophical traditions (as seen by their enemies)
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Long gone is golden Cartesian age,
when reason in France was all the rage.
Now itís all just a pose
plus a large bullshit dose.
Mon Dieu, when will these clowns leave the stage?
German philosophy, rise and shine!
We are all dying to know das Sein.
Itís boring but itís deep,
and it helps you fall asleep.
Do we want to read more? Danke, nein!
Whatís about philosophy Chinese
that puts some of us so ill at ease?
Why does it leave us cold?
Are we perhaps too old?
Or is it just our bad Cantonese?
Analytic philosophers say:
ďObscurity, boo! Clarity, hurray!Ē
Their clear writing is fine,
yet they look asinine
with their shallowness on full display.