Judith Butler — postmodern mumbo jumbo​

9 June, 2018 at 19:07 | Posted in Politics & Society | 3 Comments

61YybQj5SvL The move from a structuralist account in which capital is understood to structure social relations in relatively homologous ways to a view of hegemony in which power relations are subject to repetition, convergence, and rearticulation brought the question of temporality into the thinking of structure, and marked a shift from a form of Althusserian theory that takes structural totalities as theoretical objects to one in which the insights into the contingent possibility of structure inaugurate a renewed conception of hegemony as bound up with the contingent sites and strategies of the rearticulation of power.

Judith Butler



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  1. Why would anybody read this overly long sentence packed with too many concepts expressed using jargon?

  2. Very revealing is the following one sentence description of Prof. Syll’s philosophy, “transcendential dialectical critical realism”.
    The sentence was written by the founding guru of that philosophy, Roy Bhaskar.
    “Indeed dialectical critical realism may be seen under the aspect of Foucauldian strategic reversal — of the unholy trinity of Parmenidean/Platonic/Aristotelean provenance; of the Cartesian-Lockean-Humean-Kantian paradigm, of foundationalisms (in practice, fideistic foundationalisms) and irrationalisms (in practice, capricious exercises of the will-to-power or some other ideologically and/or psycho-somatically buried source) new and old alike; of the primordial failing of western philosophy, ontological monovalence, and its close ally, the epistemic fallacy with its ontic dual; of the analytic problematic laid down by Plato, which Hegel served only to replicate in his actualist monovalent analytic reinstatement in transfigurative reconciling dialectical connection, while in his hubristic claims for absolute idealism he inaugurated the Comtean, Kierkegaardian and Nietzschean eclipses of reason, replicating the fundaments of positivism through its transmutation route to the superidealism of a Baudrillard.”
    Roy Bhaskar, winner of the Philosophy and Literature prize for bad writing,1996

  3. There are a lot overly clever persons out there … with degrees… and honorable… and so on ,ah!!!

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