Where does critical thinking shade into repudiation?
- The critic affirms the infra-marginal foundation of one's value system while taking issue with the values that are operating on the margin; the repudiator rejects the entire system as illegitimate, and disaffirms all except for some sliver of values at the margin.
- The critic embraces and extolls the value system in his attempt to improve it; the repudiator betrays the value system and wishes to take it down.
- The repudiator makes common cause with the enemies of the value system; the critic defends it from its enemies.
- The revolutionary is not a critic, the revolutionary is a repudiator.