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So did the writer say that we can have detached perspectives in the class room or the cafe? In principle, one could have theories about how the world works without caring what happens or who wins. But outside the classroom and the cafe, few of us adopt this detached perspective. Usually our theories and assumptions about how the social, political, and economic worlds work are parts of a larger narrative organized around themes of justice and injustice, freedom and oppression, saved and sinner, purity and corruption, and so on. 1)outside the classroom and the cafe, few of us adopt this detached perspective. So did the writer say that we can have detached perspectives in the class room or the cafe? Why did the writer say like this?
Aug 2, 2014 3:28 PM
Answers · 6
In classrooms and cafes people can discuss issues and theories, these places can be common locations for having philosophical discussions, in the writers opinion. The writer is talking about cafes and classrooms in the context. Detached perspectives, are views that are not really concerned with feelings, they are more concerned with theories, ideas and current past or new beliefs on particular topics than how life can affect people or nations.
August 2, 2014
Note that the writer wrote "THIS detached perspective" and not "detached perspectives". "Detached" refers to the absence of partisanship, and not to the lack of feelings. The classroom is used as a symbol of "pure academic pursuit" that may be divorced from reality. The cafe is a symbol of idle talk or a symbol.of pure intellectual discussion that may be divorced from reality.
August 2, 2014
No he did not.
August 2, 2014
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