By John Fekete
"Life After Postmodernism" is a pioneering textual content at the query of worth within the postmodern scene. After an extended hiatus during which discussions of price were eclipsed via dying of the topic in post-structuralist idea, this choice of essays recommend that we're at the threshold of a brand new price debate in modern politics, aesthetics, and society.
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Other, potentially more productive projects, however, may be undertaken more or less independently of such debates. One, which cannot be pursued here, is the exploration of the institutional and broader cultural and historical operation of literary and aesthetic evaluations, verbal and otherwise. Another, to be outlined below, is the analysis of verbal value judgments considered not as a class of "propositions" identified through certain formal features but, rather, 4 Life After Postmodernism as a type of communicative behavior responding to and constrained by certain social conditions.
14 Physicists and other scientists often recall that, in the course of their pursuit, production and testing of alternate models or theories, they were drawn to what turned out to be the "right" one by their sense of its "beauty" or "aesthetic" appeal. " 15 What makes such explanations somewhat questionable, however - that is, their ignoring of the historical, social and institutional conditions under which scientific constructs are produced and appropriated, and their assumption of a "nature" with independently determinate features - suggests an alternate explanation more pertinent to our present concerns.
Some of the inequalities and nonsymmetries indicated here are no doubt often negotiated or adjusted under conditions of partnership, paternalism or mutual good will, and a case could certainly be made out for the desirability of more extensive negotiations and adjustments of that kind and/or for more extensive good will generally. It is unclear, however, how - or, indeed, by what kinds of "strategic actions"- any more radical social engineering along these lines would be pursued, and unclear also how (since equalization does not have equal consequences for everyone) the costs and benefits would fall out.