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“More boldly, I would claim that a critique of any philosophical position is really a failure of nerve and imagination, of subjecting oneself to the alterations in one's implicit framing notions of legitimacy that would be required to make it plausible.” Ziporyn, cont’d
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@twsh True, this is more of the context:
“More boldly, I would claim that a critique of any philosophical position is really a failure of nerve and imagination, of subjecting oneself to the alterations in one's implicit framing notions of legitimacy that would be required to make it plausible.” Ziporyn, cont’d

@Ironpop I suppose there is a sense in which any view only looks bad because one rejects the premises that support it.

@twsh yes i think that is the point. We either have hold to the there is only one correct view theory or accept the legitimacy of real plurality of viewpoints.

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