Re: Patriarchy: Re: What Matriarchy?
Marty G. Price (mprice@Ra.MsState.Edu)
Tue, 6 Aug 1996 08:58:35 -0500
On 5 Aug 1996, Bryant wrote:
> In article <Pine.SUN.3.92.960804204721.10880B-100000@Ra.MsState.Edu>,
> Marty G. Price <mprice@Ra.MsState.Edu> wrote:
> >Bryant, you're not looking deep enough. Why do you believe this is the
> >"real world"? Because it works to believe it? That's a pragmatic theory
> >of truth.
> First you were arguing that scientists' theories inevitably reflect
> their social biases. Now you question whether the others which
> constitute society even exist, throwing down the philosopher's trump card
> of solipism.. You're ad libbing, aren't you? :)
No, those statements were intro philosophy, the section "what is
epistemology? or how do we know what we know?"
There are answers. Good ones and bad ones. And at different times,
different persons have advanced different answers.
You have posted a list of questions formulated within the (shudder at the
word, but its the best term for now) scientific paradigm. You asked if it
were possible to look at the terms with a different perspective. (The
answer, obviously, is "yes.") Then you play at arguing with all those
obvious answers, arguing with persons who made no claim to endorsing the
examples you requested.
As Bill Woody stated, "If you don't want to hear the answer, why did you
ask the question?"