Bob4419 Wrote:
May 19, 2012 3:11 PM
I believe that we're at the point of diminishing returns of the modern intellectual paradigm, and that so-called "post"-modernism is an emperor's-new-clothes intellectual movement that merely highlights the skeptical baggage that empiricism conteined from the start (Descartes' subjectivism, Locke's moderate skepticism on which he based his argument for toleration, Hume's more radical skepticism). Empiricism is an intellectual power tool, and does not yield "neutral" descriptions of reality, but means to ends. It's time for a broader perspective that subsumes empiricism, one that's persuasive enough to motivate an abandonment of modern, collectivizing trends. The rest is too complicated for this forum.