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Do You See What I See?
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cbertsch From: cbertsch Date: December 20th, 2005 08:26 pm (UTC) (LINK TO SPECIFIC ENTRY)

Re: Twilight Glow

I was playing a little loose with Against Method, obviously, reading it from the perspective of someone in the humanities, hence my ideological choice of the term "theory." I see your point about the fact that plenty of people have made claims similar to the ones Feyerabend makes within the areana of cultural history. Much of the excitement that comes with reading him, or Thomas Kuhn, for that matter, is the sense that what cultural historians have long acknowledged to be the case for their realm might be equally applicable to the natural sciences. He clearly was opposed to even the slightest whiff of Hegelian logic. Yet the fact that he ends up making claims that overlap so much with those of the art historians you mentions suggests to me that he may have been drawn to the neat-and-tidy despite himself.
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