Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Elizabeth Corey: A More Moderate Diversity

   This starts out pretty good, but falls flat starting in the section titled "Blind Spots." In order to try to stretch for the conclusion that the truth lies somewhere between ordinary views of the university and the PC / identity politics view, Corey starts attributing extreme and implausible views to defenders of the former--e.g. that we can achieve perfect objectivity by perfectly divorcing ourselves from our scholarship. Of course if that were the view, then the truth would fall somewhere shy of it...but it isn't the view. (She also asserts that that would be undesirable...but doesn't explain why...)
   Anyway, things go downhill from there...but the essay is ok before that, I'd say (after a quick read).

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