A fascinating and fraught discussion is unfolding in the comments for the Shock of Recognition post. Substantial commentaries by Eileen Joy and Anonymous in Austin debate what is at stake in what we choose to study and what we choose to do.
Check it out.
[update 6/1: Really, check it out. The exchange continues, and it is bracing. I henceforth bequeath my blog to Eileen Joy and Anonymous in Austin.]