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.

Günther: Reality


„Reality must have a poly-contextural structure“. (II, p. 288) #Günther #reality

Günther, Gotthard, Beiträge zur Grundlegung einer operationsfähigen Dialektik. Hamburg: Meiner 1976.

Spinoza: Reality


„By reality and perfection I understand the same thing.“ (Second Part, Chap. IX, VI) #Spinoza #reality #perfection

Spinoza, Baruch de, The Philosophy of Spinoza. Edited by Joseph Ratner: Tudor Publishing Company 1926.