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05/01/2015

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Michel X.

It hasn't been my experience that this phenomenon is *especially* pronounced in English-speaking philosophy, nor in analytic philosophy. My sense is that it's actually pretty evenly (and widely) distributed among philosophers working in pretty much all the subfields (although I want to say that I've witnessed it less with historians!). And I've *definitely* seen plenty of it in French-language contexts, too.

What's worse, I think, are the pissing contests that one occasionally witnesses. Those also seem to aim at silencing, they're just not effective because the other party is trying t do the same thing. And in my experience, these are also pretty widely distributed across philosophers (although again, I'm not sure I've seen as much of it from the historians!).

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