And suppose that he is forced into view of the enlightened egalitarian values, is he not likely to be pained and upset? In the sunlight of true equality his eyes will be dazzled, and he will not be able to see anything at all of reality.
Not right away, I said.
He needs to grow accustomed to the sight of what gender equality in a profession really means. And first he will see a confused image of equality, next reflections on equality from others, and then what it is for a profession to endorse equality; and then he will gaze upon the greatness of a philosophy profession that actually practices gender equality?
Last of all he will be able to see true equality itself, and not mere reflections of it, and he will see his own proper role in practicing and upholding it in philosophy, and he will contemplate it as it truly is.