This is a theme I want to investigate further.
Can one make an argument, relevant to political engagement, that there are things that are harmful even though we do not perceive their harm? For example, imagine a community of blind people where one person cautions them that the coffee mugs they use drip coffee on their white shirts and that they need to use another type of mug. Is this relevant? Would a community of blind people care about something no one can perceive? The “activist” in this case is using a set of standards relevant to another community with enhanced perception (people who can see and care about appearance). To what extent can we appeal to the standards resulting from enhanced perception? This ties into appealing to revelation in the process of social and political engagement.
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