On liberal bullying | Synapses
Just because it's logically fallacious to dismiss someone's argument simply because of some aspect of their character or circumstance does not mean that character and circumstance don't inform arguments. In light of recent discussion on "liberal bullying", we should beware the tendency to think someone wrong simply because they are privileged (or right because they are not) - but at the same time, remain aware of the politics surrounding these arguments, which sometimes give rise to quite plausible assumptions about epistemic virtue.