More from ‘let em’ ( the previous post):
It appears that my comment that i refer to in the pevious post, the Comment that was supposed to be in the comments of the Reposted post, is not there, so ill post what i remember i put.
I said sonething to the effect that we should let the idiots have thier day becuase everywhere we look, they already are.
And, my singificsnt point was that lets see what happens if people exclude all white, euro-centered philosophers. Nevermind how one might go about discerning what exactly constitutes ‘white’ philosophers; however they might do it, lets not censor thier effort and ideal by foreclosing the possibility involved to an obviously ridiculous notion.
Becuase, as i said, really we dont know if what we figure is of a common sensibility, which is to say, a natural and inevitable human ability to reason, is really common and sensible automatically.
Who knows; maybe if a group excludes ‘colonialist’ thinkers, a whole new manner of reasoning might emerge.
And, isnt that what we are really aftaid of when we discount such a proposal? That this grand and apparently obvious tradition of thinking and argument might be shown to be merely but one manner of ‘reason’? Yet just as capable and able to be called and utilized constructively as ‘reason’?
Is ‘reason’ itself merely a colonialist eurocentric white male power play? How can we test the presumption that it is not?
How can we know for sure if european colonialism actually is merely an enforcement of a proper reality that stretches through history if we dont allow for certain tests upon the presumption that it is not??
Let the idiots have thier day!
( and i say ‘idiots’ to exemplify a particular manner of coming upon world that i will disclose more thoroughly later.)