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Thu, Mar. 24th, 2005 10:34 am
Relativism swings right

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(Anonymous)
Thu, Mar. 24th, 2005 06:43 pm (UTC)

r. here.

upthread someone said (long quote coming, sorry)...

"If people only formed into groups populated by those with opinions that fit perfectly in agreement with their own (a crazy and impossible hypothetical which is supposed to be the real-world equivalent of a game board with pieces in every space, for reasons I'll get to), then they would not look at any views they valued that were also different from theirs and attempt to adjust their views, they would be faced purely with those who had views that were entirely unlike their-own. The idea here is that in this world that cannot exist (where everyones' beliefs logically cohere, as opposed to coexisting in compromise--the very essence of real politics), there would be less, or, in the purely hypothetical and impossible world that I've just referred to, no challenges to to ideas accepted by the challenger."

and i want to ask momus (and anyone else who would care to answer): doesn't this 'crazy and impossible hypothetical' pretty much describe Japan to a T?

http://glitchslaptko.blogspot.com/


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