Talk:Richard Shusterman

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The article as presently written reads like a testimonial. Suggest it be given a neutral rewrite. Raymondwinn (talk) 04:51, 9 May 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I completely agree. You get the sense it's autobiography. Or maybe written by a relative. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:33, 30 September 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Dear all, it is neither. I am unrelated and am doing my best to be neutral. I have all the sources but am unfamiliar with Wiki. Cut a girl a break. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shuster1 (talkcontribs) 19:24, 17 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I completely agree with the original commenter. This article feels like an autobiography or a resume. The personal opinions of academics on particular philosophical issues or figures should not be the subject of a wikipedia page. It is also of note that the author of the page uses the name "Shuster1," indicating that they are either Shusterman himself or a relative. 19acomst (talk) 04:12, 10 May 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]


The article fails to use standard language or define technical terms.

I am currently working on defining key terms, but my edits are not getting through. This is a page about a distinguished academic, so some academic jargon is expected to be understood by those who visit.Shuster1 (talk) 19:29, 17 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


The article attempts to introduce concepts not commonly accepted as areas of academic study.

For example?Shuster1 (talk) 19:29, 17 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]


The article as presently "written" is incomprehensible to almost anyone with a standard understanding of the English language. I honestly cannot tell if this article is meant to be satire about academic writing, or if the person writing this really believed s/he was communicating. I am tempted to contact the university to confirm that this professor actually exists.

He in fact does, and your suspicions are ungrounded. It is perfectly sensible to those familiar with Pragmatism and academia. Your bias is your own.Shuster1 (talk) 19:29, 17 December 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]