Comments on: What Kneeling Athletes Reveal about Political Psychology http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/09/kneeling-athletes-reveal-political-psychology/ Free Markets and Social Justice Mon, 22 Jan 2018 23:15:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.2 By: stevenjohnson2 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/09/kneeling-athletes-reveal-political-psychology/#comment-82730 Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:49:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=12045#comment-82730 The people who won’t study will be the assholes who lower the final grade. It’s Brennan who claims that people in this class wouldn’t be able to figure that out and therefore the final average would be very, very low. That’s nonsense, like so much of what Brennan says. It’s his argument that relies on this absurd projection, and therefore fails.

By the way, it’s not impossible that the strongest students would cooperate to ensure that the weakest students knew the material. That would make this a cooperative learning aiming at mastery, rather than a competition for credentials. Or a hare-brained experiment in equality. In principle it’s possible for everyone to get a high score. In practice, there is likely a Brennan in the class who doesn’t want to cooperate, and doesn’t want to learn, but wants to win…and would rat the instructor out to the dean. In a way, that is sort of what the Flanagan family pays Brennan to do. In practice, the objection to egalitarianism is the desire to be the superior, coupled with the conviction that “I” the inegalitarian would be one of the superior. Whether the self-image is recognizable by others is sort of irrelevant to the argument.

At any rate, only women are expected to look up to their superiors, which is why feminism is so often conceived as a leftist ideology by its essential nature. I suppose most reconcile this with some sort of separatism. I believe separate is never equal, but others disagree.

One last note: The idea of “satisficing” appears to be absent from discussions of equality. Therefore any deviations from optimum fairness are deemed to refute egalitarianism. I suppose this is philosophically irrefutable. But then, this is the sort of thing that makes me think philosophy is the branch of rhetoric that relies on the appeal to reason to achieve its goal. Unlike forensic rhetoric, it is not to convince of innocence or guilt/truth or falsity. The aim is consolation for the evils of the world.

Of course you could say this is sour grapes over my failures as a philosopher.

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By: Theresa Klein http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/09/kneeling-athletes-reveal-political-psychology/#comment-82716 Mon, 09 Oct 2017 16:56:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=12045#comment-82716 Nobody is under an obligation to think America is great, and black people have more reason than most to not think so.

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By: Theresa Klein http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/09/kneeling-athletes-reveal-political-psychology/#comment-82715 Mon, 09 Oct 2017 16:53:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=12045#comment-82715 if students can figure out that grading on a curve means they need to pillory the curve-buster, they’re capable of doing the math and figuring out how this will go

I’m confused by what you mean. Generally, the curve buster is the asshole who gets an A and thus makes the score needed to get a C (typically the mean) higher than it otherwise would be. At least that’s how it worked in classes I have taken that were graded on curves. The high scorers were punished because everyone wanted to get higher letter grades.

The analogy claims everyone would get an F, but really in an actual curve everyone would pass with a C, but the C would represent a much worse objective score.

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By: Rob Gressis http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/09/kneeling-athletes-reveal-political-psychology/#comment-82696 Wed, 04 Oct 2017 15:42:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=12045#comment-82696 Yeah, I looked this up, and I didn’t find what he claimed.

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By: Cassiodorus http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/09/kneeling-athletes-reveal-political-psychology/#comment-82695 Wed, 04 Oct 2017 13:40:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=12045#comment-82695 Without diving into the merits, I’d note the comparison of taking a knee to privatizing education doesn’t really work, since the aims of privatiziers are the type of thing that can be quantified. We can see if test scores go up, for example.

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By: Cassiodorus http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/09/kneeling-athletes-reveal-political-psychology/#comment-82694 Wed, 04 Oct 2017 13:38:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=12045#comment-82694 Of course it’s not true, but what would Sean be without his straw leftists.

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By: King Goat http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/09/kneeling-athletes-reveal-political-psychology/#comment-82649 Fri, 29 Sep 2017 23:14:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=12045#comment-82649 “And even if they *did* study the most reputable, most highly credentialed people, they would all be saying what Kaepernick says themselves!”

That’s not true.”

Wrong. Go to Google Scholar and type in freddie gray verdict

The majority of articles, written by highly credentialed people in law and social science, take the view favorable to Kaepernick. I would think someone who goes on at length about the liberal ivy tower academics would have guessed that.

Now, obviously you’d say ‘well, those highly credentialed experts are full of it!’ And you might be correct. But now you’re asking average joe to be able to discern which Phds and JDs are right and which are not, and if they can’t, well, they’re not as authentically sincere as…you.

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By: Sean II http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/09/kneeling-athletes-reveal-political-psychology/#comment-82616 Wed, 27 Sep 2017 20:50:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=12045#comment-82616 You’re killing me here.

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By: Rob Gressis http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/09/kneeling-athletes-reveal-political-psychology/#comment-82614 Wed, 27 Sep 2017 20:03:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=12045#comment-82614 If I ever do publish in Journal of Philosophy, Mind, Nous, or Philosophical Review, I hope to get an automatic update from Facebook telling me “you are now allowed to communicate with Jason Brennan.”

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By: Sean II http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/2017/09/kneeling-athletes-reveal-political-psychology/#comment-82613 Wed, 27 Sep 2017 19:33:00 +0000 http://bleedingheartlibertarians.com/?p=12045#comment-82613 Ha!

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