Wiki

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Well, the Wiki manages to profit from the Enlightenment project while not making the mistake of presenting itself as an unquestioned authority or its content as “fixed.” Indeed, each entry in the Wikipedia is always already a site of ideological struggle. Now, if we could backup and see all of those tiny struggles taking place all over the Wikipedia, we would have a model of the dialectic. If we model the term on Hegel’s, we have Thesis, Antithesis, and Synthesis taking place. Again, we could play with terms and concepts here, but such discussions are cumbersome, and the important thing is to see that what is special about Wikipedia–it is not a few editors or experts debating with each other over terms. Rather, it is all those millions of tiny refinements, refutations, and explications offered by anyone who cares to participate in the site.