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Is it possible to get another philosopher to address inconsistencies in a section? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Gender#Gender_identity There seems to be a problem with some posters and/or editors, seemingly, trying to advocate, albeit inconsistently, regarding choice in self identifying gender. There are a few examples, such as quoting Butler's stance that there is a limited choice while denying there is a choice. Another being that there is a choice, but only for certain individuals (clearly a position of advocacy and not one of explaining the subject matter to readers). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Maxxx12345 (talk • contribs) 03:29, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
- See here; Maxxx12345 is interpreting matters differently than what they actually are. Flyer22 (talk) 04:56, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
Thoughts on conveying concepts and expanding some Feminism entries
I wondering if I could get some advice on how to best detail the general categorical differentiation between gender realism (traditional essentialism) and non-realism in regards to gender. Particularly, how to do so in a way that casual readers can easily grasp the concepts quickly who more than likely haven't had any in-depth exposure to metaphysics. I'm seeing errors from wikipedians that aren't aware of the metaphysical distinctions and thus making some eyebrow raising miscategorizations. This is so to the point of even taking John Money's classic socialisation approach completely out of category of realism and positing it within the non-realist category somewhere in the vicinity of the particularity vein of non-realism. Another would be say the use of Butler's non-realist normativity argument critiquing essentialism, thinking said critique is successful but then concluding it illustrates that major elements of particularity and normativity theories are incorrect. This is resulting, in some entries, in paragraphs moving from supporting realist socialization in one sentence, non-realist particularity in the next sentence, non-realist normativiy in the third, and then concluding this is a coherent and consistent view on the subject matter. This is doing a disservice to readers, I think. Another, more general, example I've been seeing is that even though the move from traditional essentialism, realism and modernity towards non-realism, postmodernism and post-structuralism was a significant paradigmatic shift in ethics, epistemology and so on, and also being a major cause for the shift from second wave feminism to third wave feminism, here too the categorizations are sometimes miscategorized or just completely missing. Feminist ethics, for example, contains an entry for care focused approaches but no entry at all for status focused approaches, much less a further categorical distinction between materialist and existential approaches. I think one of the outcomes is we see status focused approaches cropping up sort of hodge-podge through-out the article, causing some consistency tensions, at a minimum, when the problem could be easily solved by moving all the scattered about status oriented approaches into a status oriented category. Even at face value it's a bit surprising that the half of the care-status oriented division is just missing from the page. The section for feminist epistemology is real shame. The opening description just completely brushes aside feminist epistemology in regards to philosophy of science and places all of feminist epistemology under the category of social epistemology. Even if Wikipedia were to just abandon, or not yet get to, including feminist epistemology in regards to philosophy of science, the entry that exists is in dire need of attention. What's really depressing is that there is, basically, nothing even on the talk pages of either of these sections. The feminist epistemology talk page literally has no entries at all. I have decided to take the analytic feminism page as a project and am currently working on expanding and refining it to more closely resemble the analytic philosophy entry. Here are my big questions. Would it be better to start with entries such as feminist ethics and feminist epistemology, then at a later time move to popular issues more people are concerned about (and engage in editing), such as gender and gender identity? Would a more robust and academically sound series of feminist entries (ethics, epistemology, analytic) be useful in referring wikipedians back to when dealing with more popular issues considering most wikipedians have not spent that much time studying and reading the philosophical underpinnings for these topical, popular and dare I say 'more interesting' issues? (I didn't want that to come out wrong, but I think it's fair to say most wikipedians have probably not spent much time reading about feminist empiricists replies to value-neutral critiques by employing Quine's theory of underdetermination, call me crazy.) Any thoughts, here or on my talk page, would be appreciated, thank you. Maxxx12345 (talk) 20:03, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
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Harej (talk) 16:56, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
Some time ago I proposed merging Trustworthiness to Trust (social sciences). There was some discussion of it, but not a large response. It's probably safe to merge them, and I will if no one else responds soon, but I figured I would bring it to the attention of anyone who is interested, so I am posting notices on the related WikiProject talk pages. Cheers, DiscantX 21:12, 8 February 2015 (UTC)
This recently created page regards a highly-relevant and wide-ranging topic that is of interest both to this project and to the Medicine project (help also requested here). Cheers, 18.104.22.168 (talk) 14:41, 13 February 2015 (UTC)
I've done a bit of work cleaning up the article Universal mind though the last conclusions are still dodgy and i can't reference them at present.I would appreciate some review and classification as to the importance of this page.Darwinerasmus (talk) 19:40, 17 February 2015 (UTC)