Daniel Goldstein wrote:
> Normativity is a terminal form of power and necessarily needs a king.
I'm not sure what you mean here by "necessarily needs a king". The king
was a feature of power in the classical period,. By contrast the modern
era is characterised by disciplinary, normalising power 'without a
centre', no? Or are you simply saying that the efforts of Habermas et
al to construct a normative framework require a king and, for that
reason, are doomed to fail?
Murray K. Simpson,
Department of Social Work,
The University of Dundee,
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