Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Pluralism as realism, aka the Pluralism Wars

Archive Fire blog has a post on the above. Therein it has links* to the ongoing debate in ontographic circles, and also highlights a few points of its own. They are as follows: 1) The only realism worthy of its claims is a type of pluralism; 2) The only pluralism worthy of its claims is a type of realism. See the post for details.

* This link has links to many of the posts in the debate.

1 comment:

  1. In the last link the post starts by noting that all the participants in the debate are male and white. I'd also add that they're all academics. Now there's a representative sample of exactly what Bryant rails against in this post,* and yet they go on with this ideological debate which has nothing to do with opening it to a wider audience. Just because it's on the internet doesn't open it up, as it's still using the academic gravitational forces that will only pull in those of like ilk. Not to mention that the debate itself does not one thing to make available any opportunities for others to join their ranks to understand what they're talking about, much less participate. I guess it makes for good rhetoric though, to purport to be with the people without actions to back it up. It makes the situation entirely academic, so to speak.

    * http://larvalsubjects.wordpress.com/2011/10/28/open-access/


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