Re: Poststructualism, ethics and values

Bryan wrote:

> Ironically, I was talking to a number of my work collegues about this debate
> at lunch today. They all said that while postmodernism was fun at
> university, working in the public sector forces you back to modernism. When
> the Minister asks, "what shall I do in this situation"; there isn't an
> obvious response that begins, "Well a poststructuralist analysis of this
> situation would lead you to . . ." Well not a politcally acceptable (vote
> winning) response within the confines of a modern Western liberal democracy.

Well, of course. This is like discovering that Marxism doesn't provide one
with strategies for eliminating class conflict under capitalism. Not much
of a discovery, and not much of a criticism.



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