Here is what prompted what led to writing about a pluralistic outlook: In creative writing – fiction – we get tested in the USA for what they call “close reading”. Basically an exegetical approach. We get a few paragraphs and then have to interpret what the author’s intention was. “What did the author mean when they say [x]?” and we get multiple choices. We have to choose the correct one. Problem is, I could see a case where ANY of them could be seen as correct and I could easily justify each of the cases. As I figured that is a kind of pluralistic thinking, that’s what I used in the asking on a hunch that perhaps the problems wasn’t me having ADHD or autistic spectrum or lacking “theory of mind” or whatever – but that the whole NOTION of having a single correct answer for a few paragraphs of random literature without knowing anything further about the author or their backgrounds or the contexts, is absurd.

Here is what prompted what led to writing about a pluralistic outlook:
In creative writing – fiction – we get tested in the USA for what they call “close reading”. Basically an exegetical approach.
We get a few paragraphs and then have to interpret what the author’s intention was. “What did the author mean when they say [x]?” and we get multiple choices. We have to choose the correct one. Problem is, I could see a case where ANY of them could be seen as correct and I could easily justify each of the cases.
As I figured that is a kind of pluralistic thinking, that’s what I used in the asking on a hunch that perhaps the problems wasn’t me having ADHD or autistic spectrum or lacking “theory of mind” or whatever – but that the whole NOTION of having a single correct answer for a few paragraphs of random literature without knowing anything further about the author or their backgrounds or the contexts, is absurd.
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