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On (Philosophical) Materialism & Postmodernism

Usually I’m very suspicious of the sensibility that assumes that the truth is most likely to be found halfway between two propositions. Most of the time this stance is associated with an anti-left liberalism that, while it can be rather progressive, nonetheless defines socialism or anarchism as necessarily irrational and therefore “extreme” or dogmatic. However, usually does not mean always. One dynamic where something roughly conceived as “the middle” seems to me the position that gets us closest to reality is the intellectual conflict that often plays out between materialism (in the scientific, not historical sense) and postmodernism. The somewhat Read more