I’ve been threatening to finally edit and publish my Good Fences article for a while now, but keep coming across other published pieces that could almost be the same thing in different words, or the same words in a different order, maybe. The latest I’ve had bookmarked for a week or two is this:
“There Is Nothing More Philosophical Than Diversity”
by Simon Fokt in TPM 29th May 2021.
[Incidentally TPM seems refreshed anew in recent months … and this piece is an introduction to their new “Diversity Reading List” – intriguing.]
Simply parsing the title – I’m just about to read it – I already see:
- Most Philosophical – something fundamental, general, at the metaphysical underpinnings of the whole of reality?
- Difference – information – being that most fundamental element?
I agree already. And yet whilst being meta/physically fundamental, diversity is at the root of so much current, real-life bio- and neuro-atypical identity politics? That’s why it’s quite scary, important to get right.
[Damn. Where’s that kindred quote about the most important thing being the hardest thing I’ve failed to communicate?]
[I’ll be back when I’ve actually read it.]