isms could be boring to some. But you see, the iconic professional
philosopher is a tired old man (not a woman) with a big ego. And he has
the power, whether he deserved it or not. He will not understand the
merits of the MOQ if they are not presented to him in a language he
understands. He will not learn a new language from scratch because of
his big ego. Isms are the words of the language the tired old man
Ant McWatt comments:
Sadly, I don't think your caricature of the static minded "iconic professional philosopher" is too far wrong.
But academic philosophy won't change just because you learn to talk philosophological "dinosaur".
It will change because of Dynamic open minded young academics such as those Pirsig heard about at Berkeley just after LILA was published: