I changed the commenting style to be flat rather than threaded. I hope it works better!
Quick set of links into the comments for convenience, mostly the one’s I’ve not answered yet:
- Nemo suggests that I’m, on occasion, heroically charitable
- Jamie suggests that I’m not being responsive but that I don’t seem touchy
- Nemo is reminded of racial profiling
I’ll reply in comments to keep everyone on an even footing.
I posted a comment on this FP post about derailing. I took the opportunity to reread Joyce Trebilcot’s “Dyke Methods” and “More Dyke Methods” (sorry, JSTOR access needed for both). What I found most relevant is the idea of non-persuasion as an ideal. I’ve been trying some of this in these threads, but I don’t know how effective, or even noticeable, it is.
Ooo, this recent issue of Hypatia is very relevant. The subject is “EPISTEMIC JUSTICE, IGNORANCE, AND PROCEDURAL OBJECTIVITY”.
Update: Comments still seem threaded. Bother!