One of the major insights I gathered from Kuhn’s The Structure of Scientific Revolutions was that the attractiveness of new theories importantly involves research possibilities.
When I made a list of things I’d hoped to write on this blog, I was surprised that so many of them were feminist-y. As I’ve been writing, I’ve been surprised to find so many seeds of existentialism and ordinary language thought. (I quoted Nietzsche.) Feminism, ordinary language philosophy, and existentialism were all taught in classes that I forced myself to take as a kind of intellectual honesty, and though I talked about them a lot in graduate school, it wasn’t because I had found the subjects so stimulating, but because I found that they were often dismissed as genuinely insightful areas of philosophy.
This isn’t an apology, just, a record of averred intentions.