Dismissal Strategies in Political Thought

Source: 200-Proof Liberals
by Jason Brennan

“Many political philosophies have what we might call “dismissal strategies”. A dismissal strategy, as I define it here, is a set of propositions which are meant to allow the person who holds that ideology to ignore criticisms of their view and to conclude that the critics are not worth engaging with. For instance: Marxists : I can ignore criticisms of my views because obviously the critics are corrupted by bourgeois ideology. Rawlsians: I can ignore criticisms of my views because obviously the critics are ‘unreasonable.’ Critical theorists: I can ignore criticism of my views because obviously my critics are racist oppressors who have internalized oppression.” (06/10/21)

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