Hardly having read your immediately foregoing exposition - a kind of tale I know and don't agree to - I readOriginally Posted by Angela Kennedy
As it happens I have a large site that does include some indication of what I think about feminism and postmodernism so there is little sense what little energy I have to use for replying to the foregoing, that does seem to me to be mostly (attenuated) po-mo, I'm sorry to say.
Interested readers may consult
Title: Scientific Realism versus Postmodernism
This is a brief nice tabular exposition and characterization of the two subjects. This shows also where I stand, I think, to which I may add that I am politically a classical liberal in Mill's sense
Title: On Liberty
Angela probably knows John Stuart Mill was a feminist, which I only mention to inform others.
This comes - as most philosophical classics on my site - with extensive notes and comments by me. Then there are in my Philosophical Dictionary the lemmata
Somehow I can't rid myself of the suspicion that Angela may have read this (meanwhile), but the interesting reader should make - po-o-ism! - her own mind up. And finally
The last two items are based on extensive experience with Dutch neo-marxists (they claimed to be), postmodern (would be and arrived) feminists, who ruled the University of Amsterdam from 1972-1995 because in that time the Dutch unversities were fully democratised and had a University Parliament consisting mostly of leftist careerists (all arrived now, presently - or until the economical crisis) selfstyled "neo-conservatives".
So it was my fate to be the only person to be removed from a Dutch university since WW II ended, namely because I was "a fascist" and "a terrorist" for askng the following questions as an invited speaker in the faculty of philosophy, briefly before taking my M.A. in it:
Title: 39 Questions about the qualities bof education and government in the Netherlands
Beastly, isn't it? The Board of Directors wrote me that because of
your outspoken opinions about the level of the administration, education and research in this university, and about her administrators and staff
and in spite of
your illness, the seriousness of which we do not underestimate
for then I already had ME for 10 years, I should f*ck off. You see, Angela, I - po-mo-ism! - "critiqued" their "social constructs" and it hurt....
And so it goes.
Anyway - the above is a little background, to me, ME and po-mo and related subjects.
P.S. Meanwhile there is at least one other intermediate post but I suppose that when some sociologists cry
There's only one way to find out - F I G H T !!!!!!! Out they come. Go-on sociology...
they - dialectically! - mean the opposite. But maybe I misunderstand Angela, or maybe I just have all manner of dysfunctional social constructs between my ears instead of a brain, plus, it should be said - some forum-members seem to think - a soul, that is for the Brits in the loving care of NICE, just as in earlier days it was in the loving care of the nice inquisitors of that time. I don't believe it, but professor Wessely will swear, if necessary, with the Board of Directors of the University of Amsterdam, that my soul is a dysfunctional one, filled with nicely mistaken social constructs, although there is - of course! - nothing wrong with my soma.
P.P.S. If your light reading includes Reginald Hill, Angela: you do remind me a bit of Ellie Pascoe. (I hope this is not considered a sexist remark in - po-mo-ism! - inappropriate language.)