by Kevin Currie-Knight
Sheena Mason (SUNY Oneonta) and Kevin Currie-Knight dialogue about the perils and promises of discussion on social media. (Sheena is more optimistic about the potential than Kevin is.) Along the way, they talk about perspectives on truth and whether humans are capable of getting it in an objective way, the postmodern-y fiction of Percival Everett, and the incentive structure of social and legacy media.
0:41 – Some online heat Sheena is getting about an article she published at Free Black Thought (link below). 9:43 – Why Kevin is Increasingly Pessimistic About Conversation on Social Media (and Why Sheena Isn’t). 36:24 – Is (Constantly) Defending Positions in Public Forums Overrated? 47:21 – Is Social Media as Great When You Have Increasingly Less Faith in Objective Moral/Political Truths? 1:07:06 – Was Postmodernism Too Liberal in Its Assumptions? Do People Need to Feel Like Their Beliefs are Grounded and Objective?
Sheena Mason’s recent article on Free Black Thought; https://freeblackthought.substack.com/p/theory-of-racelessness-a-case-for CONNECT WITH SHEENA: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/queenshe LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/theo… Website: https://www.theoryofracelessness.org