What is so concluded that we can say it’s concluded?

Someone asserts that something holds broadly, and that triggers my asking:

  • Under what conditions?
  • With respect to what?
  • In contrast to what? As opposed to what?
  • What is this a case of?
  • What are we missing?

Under what conditions does what you say actually hold? Risk or uncertainty with respect to what scenario? Settler colonialism as opposed to what? Just what is this you are talking about a case of? In other words: What are you and I missing that’s right there to be understood but isn’t?

What has been concluded that we should conclude about it? William James, philosopher and psychologist

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