I've made 4 (and counting) screencasts. These are videos in which I write Fallible Ideas emails and explain some of my thoughts. Now you can see what writing philosophy emails looks like.
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I commented on Writing Fallible Ideas Emails, 14. I thought I'd post it here too.
Thinking about this part:
> many times you reply, but leave me wondering where you stand on the issues at stake.
I think I've made the mistake of not being clear when I change my mind before. This makes discussion harder to follow and leaves out important context.
In ongoing discussion I think someone should clearly mention when they change their mind on an issue (just agreeing with a different idea isn't enough). Otherwise it's ambiguous whether they agreed/changed their mind or they're being incoherent when they contradict their earlier comments.
I don't know if Richard was making a similar mistake here, it seems possible.