‘Critropolitan?’

    Crit∙ro∙pol∙i∙tan,

–adjective

1. Critropolitan is an outlook and an attitude,

2. Its critropolitan to ask,


what assumptions about life, society, people, knowledge, and so on

are implicit in a belief, opinion, or sentiment

and why should we take those presuppositions as given


3. Its critropolitan to wonder,


When a justification is offered to support a position

Is it the position appealing because the argument is persuasive

Or is it being advanced for another reason?

Synonyms:

Curiously skeptical, Leftwing without partisanship or dogma,


Antonyms:


uncritical, opinionated without consideration,


Related Terms:


Critical Theory, Critical Legal Studies, Existentialism, Analytic Marxism, Philosophy of Social Science, Realism, Logical Positivism,


Origin:


2009;  A portmanteau of ‘critical’ and ‘metropolitan’, coined for the purpose of describing the vibe of a blog by the same name, intended to evoke the connations associated with ‘cosmopolitan’, ‘critique’, ‘polis’, and ‘political’, while being memorable, pleasent sounding, and the top google hit for the term.

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