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Kipnis

Troy

64 day(s) ago

Itchy's take-downs have been pompous but powerful. The Kipnis defenders seem to have given up.

Alvin

64 day(s) ago

Nah it's just that the news cycle has moved on.

Linda

64 day(s) ago

Itchy does what awkward epistemologists have always done, which never works: take a text and treat it like a piece of analytic philosophy, and then make a big fuss when it doesn't hold up to that kind of weird autistic scrutiny. To do this is to fundamentally misunderstand the genre of Kipnis' book and the kind of argument it offers.

Rudolf

64 day(s) ago

I read a couple of his things on it, but thought they were the weakest of sauce. What'm I missing?

Seemed like a fairly standard dogmatic approach: if your argument is going where I want it to go, I add as much force as I can to help get it there; if it's going in a direction I don't like, I impede it in every vaguely plausible way, frantically dragging my feet until I can claim to have halted its progress...thus proving, at most, that if I'm allowed to deploy different standards of proof to contrary positions, I can make the weaker argument seem to defeat the stronger.

Virginia

63 day(s) ago

He makes it sound like she's very reliant on flimsy stereotypes. Cho must be lying because Ludlow is attractive, wouldn't drink Red Bull, etc?

Miranda

63 day(s) ago

I heard an interview Kipnis gave on the radio. She's an idiot, and her book sounds like a pile of weak drivel. Drab dribble, even.

I'm pretty sure she knows it, too. She's just making a quick buck or two by piggybacking on the male rage out there. And maybe settling a few scores while she's at it. All in all, it doesn't paint a very nice picture of her.

Henri

63 day(s) ago

Cho lacks credibility concerning the events in question, given the ludicrous testimony she proferred at her deposition under oath, subject to pains of perjury. If she'd actually jumped in Lake Michigan during the winter, she'd probably be dead or have required emergency care, among other things. Doe lacks credibility as evidenced by the text messages exchanged between Doe and Ludlow. Some of Kipsnis' contentions are dumb and happen to line up with her own biases. Not clear how that alone undermines her narrative on the whole. On the contrary, if she'd played fast and loose with important facts, that might be of interest, but Itchy and the aspiring lawyer philosopher Pogin have failed to show any such thing.

Henri

63 day(s) ago

He makes it sound like she's very reliant on flimsy stereotypes. Cho must be lying because Ludlow is attractive, wouldn't drink Red Bull, etc?

Virginia

The book at times traffics in flimsy stereotypes. The important contentions advanced by the book's implicit arguments do not depend on them, in part because Kipnis provides powerful alternate grounds that appear to seriously undermine the credibility of Ludlow's Does. In either case, the question is not really whether the charges have been established or falsified. It's whether they were esttablished by a preponderance of the evidence, and whether we're comfortable destroying careers and possibly lives when charges have been established if at all by a mere preponderance.

Gayatri

62 day(s) ago

I've been in Lake Michigan, naked, more than once, in the winter. I did not require emergency care and I am not dead.

Olav

62 day(s) ago

I've been in Lake Michigan, naked, more than once, in the winter. I did not require emergency care and I am not dead.

Gayatri

Was it late at night? Afterwards, did you put on soaking wet clothes and walk around outside for hours?

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