If you go by one of their summer courses:
If that question appears, well, worrisome, consider the following which “decolonial work in epistemology” must address (in addition to the questions about rationality and reason):
— Do social identities matter for knowledge claims? How, exactly?
— How is ignorance socially produced, and what is the solution?
— How can science be done in a decolonial way?
— How do we empower traditional and indigenous knowledges?
In order to “advance” the concept of decolonizing epistemology, the description continues, one must “explor[e] the ways in which the disenfranchised have been epistemically discredited [in order to] develop new insights and theories about the general nature of knowledge and of knowers.”
Knowledge itself must be questioned … in order to effect social change.
Dave Huber, “Cornell summer seminar asks: Should we still use concepts like ‘rationality’ and ‘reason’?” at The College Fix
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One driver might be an awareness of post-truth. But one suspects that it’s not really knowledge that is the enemy here, so much as rationality.
The purveyors of the course want to make acceptance of fact claims depend on their origin rather than their relationship with evidence. As for science, well, you can’t get there from here.
Views from what’s happening: Which side will atheists choose in the war on science? They need to re-evaluate their alliance with progressivism, which is doing science no favours.
Post-modern science: The illusion of consciousness sees through itself
Panpsychism: You are conscious but so is your coffee mug
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