Justice and Philosophy

A philosophical journal will soon start using affirmative action to ensure that female philosophers are represented more frequently. Oh joy.

There’s progress for you! Henceforth philosophers will consider not what is said but the demographic characteristics of who says it. A banality will cease being such so long as it emerges from the mouth or pen of a member of a favoured [ie previously disfavoured] group. A profundity will cease being such if it emerges from the mouth or pen of a member of a disfavoured [ie previously favoured] group. We may expect a philosophical golden age to emerge.

Dalrymple at the Hilarious Pessimist

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