a morning note re power

lewis gordon says that is an ability to do stuff. Perhaps they mean by ability, a certain legitimacy, a proficiency, skill and talent - not sure.

However, i'd like to focus on a bit of a general reading of the notion - ability to do stuff
and
focus on a simple
case
of academic writing.

Know?
The one when an idea is
being linked
with
others who happened
to claim something
connectable to
one's own?

Lets focus on when
a text brings some support
I say X
and
X
is something
that others
have noted
This text
is a fresh
angle.

In terms of
it seems to me
like
an invocation of
claim
legitimation.

Is it not that an unsuspected reader
will be confronted with having to
not just critique me
but also
all sorts of
other people - one way or another?

This is like a school yard
and you know
such and such kids shouldn't be
messed with
cause they
have
back up.

oh and
yes
in case
the question
How can you claim
that
academic writing's invocation of others
to support your view
isn't just
a respectful
reference but
indeed
some kind of being
implemented?

Here's a bit of a morning irony
check
Elisabeth Camp's views on that ;)

Follow

on the other hand
when saying something in a conversation -
eg
I think such and such is funny. (or something)
is
it
not
that fairly often the other parts for the conversation will
themselves
attempt
to connect with
others?
eg
Really? I hear that X person thinks its funny too!
..and some such.

so perhaps it may be said that we do
make connections between conveyors of stuff.
However
with in mind
How do we make such connection without that having an intimidation built in?

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