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tr.v. vul·gar·ized, vul·gar·iz·ing, vul·gar·iz·es
1. To make vulgar; debase: "What appalls him is the sheer cheesiness of TV iniquity. Television has even vulgarized hell" (Jack Kroll).
2. To disseminate widely; popularize.

vul′gar·i·za′tion (-gər-ĭ-zā′shən) n.
vul′gar·iz′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.vulgarizer - someone who makes something vulgar
debaser, degrader - a person who lowers the quality or character or value (as by adding cheaper metal to coins)
2.vulgarizer - someone who makes attractive to the general public
communicator - a person who communicates with others
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Bacon gives a good overview of Rorty's critique of representationalism, but this chapter does not really convey the breadth of Rorty's interests, and at times it makes Rorty look like a mere vulgarizer of Davidson.
He may be the devil or belong to the devil's forces and is in fact the Gay Monster, whom Lewis had defined as "a man 'beyond good and evil,' a destroying angel and cultivated Mephistopheles" (Lewis, "Nietzsche as a Vulgarizer," The Art of Being Ruled [London: Chatto & Windus, 1926]: 123).