I came across an article claiming that 82 percent of peer-reviewed publications in Humanities are not even cited once, let alone read by the general public. What's more interesting is that the increased specialization in contemporary Humanities further narrows down the target readers of academic publications to such an extent that these publications become inaccessible to most other professors.
This leads me to my question: if a fellow philosophy professor critiques your study using an approach you are not familiar with or do not understand, should you bother responding to the criticism?
Say, for example, that philosophy professor A published an article explaining "right" and "wrong" using traditional conceptual analysis. Philosophy professor B critiqued her paper using formal or mathematical models. Assuming that philosopher A does not specialize in math, should she bother responding to the criticism?