Does any philosopher write about snobbery, both in and out of the subject matter itself?

I know people books write about e.g. "stupidity", "bullshit", as it exists both in and out of the subject matter, philosophy.

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Sure, Matthew Kieran has written a recent paper in Philosophical Quarterly based on the problem that it is difficult to know whether one is a snob or not, and how that difficulty might pose a problem for aesthetic justification. The paper is The vice of snobbery: Aesthetic knowledge, justification and virtue in art appreciation.

That's the one recent paper I know of. To search for other papers on any topic you might search the PhilPapers database.

  • what about snobbery for something other than art ?
    – user6917
    Jan 15, 2015 at 1:34