Markley: Reality and Science

“Radical critiques of science that seek to escape the constraints of deterministic dialectics must also give over narrowly conceived debates about realism and truth to investigate what kind of realities – political realities – might be engendered by a dialogical bootstrapping. Within a dialogically agitated environment, debates about reality become, in practical terms, irrelevant. ‚Reality,‘ finally, is a historical construct.” (p. 270) #Markley #science #reality

Markley, Robert, The Irrelevance of Reality: Science, Ideology and the Postmodern Universe, in: Genre 25 (1992), 249–276.