Re: A Physicist Experiments With Cultural Studies
Sun, 14 Nov 1999 19:11:09 EST

In a message dated 11/14/99 3:53:11 PM Pacific Standard Time, writes:

> So you won'y throw out the useful baby with the bullshit bathwater, 

> I suggest reading COMPLEXITY AND POSTMODERNISM by Paul
> Cilliers, where he maintains that postmodern techniques, which
> allow us to more coherently linguistically grasp and represent
> systems comprised of a multiplicity of differentially weighted
> distinguishable but inseparable factors interrelating in dynamically
> recursive ways, lend themselves naturally to the task of verbally
> describing/explaining complex systems.

Y'know, even if you accept that some postmodern techniques have value, it's hard to tell whether that particular statement is baby or bathwater :-)

If that's basically a quote I think I'll wait for the abridged version.