Episode 65: Lara Schwartz, False Equivalence - Half Hour of Heterodoxy
Lara Schwartz and Chris Martin discuss the problem of false equivalence in the classroom, and how college professors can address this problem.
There's a rich tradition within universities of speaking, listening to, ideas that feel difficult/ controversial. But it's not 'all ideas matter.' We have discipline-specific ways for judging concepts and seeing if they work.
"There’s a big difference between understanding that identifying a stable truth is very challenging, and rejecting a concept that there is a stable truth."