I'm a philosophy student. When we disagree we reason, we argue, we discuss. We do not, ever, ever call for a boycott of those with opposing views.
My thoughts on this:
- What would make you think that reasoning, arguing, and discussing necessarily rule out boycotting? Where's the logical contradiction you're assuming?
- Also, would you like to offer a positive argument that people with whom we disagree are entitled to our money? I means, if we take their goods and services they have a claim to our money, but do they have a right to demand that we not take our business elsewhere?
- And look, for this particular X, the claim that "Philosophers do not do X" turns out to be clearly false. Perhaps you meant to make a normative claim rather than a descriptive one. If this is the case, you'll probably also want to offer a defense of the particular "oughts" you are asserting.
This edition of "Astounding claims made on the internet" brought to you by my current inability to settle down and grade case study responses.
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