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Burying Freud

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I've just now seen your query of May 9. Very briefly, the reference in my "Burying Freud" post was to the widespread notion, wrongly ascribed to Thomas Kuhn, that science is just another "discourse" and that its findings are determined chiefly through ideological and sociological influence. Of course this is sheer Foucault, not Kuhn. In any case, the effect is to remove the effectiveness of any *appeal* to science--and thus to free pseudoscientific "discourses" from the onus of methodological criticism. See the American journal *Social Text* (especially the hilarious current issue!) for a thriving locus of this phenomenon.

Frederick Crews
9th May, 1996.


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Burying Freud

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I've just now seen your query of May 9. Very briefly, the reference in my "Burying Freud" post was to the widespread notion, wrongly ascribed to Thomas Kuhn, that science is just another "discourse" and that its findings are determined chiefly through ideological and sociological influence. Of course this is sheer Foucault, not Kuhn. In any case, the effect is to remove the effectiveness of any *appeal* to science--and thus to free pseudoscientific "discourses" from the onus of methodological criticism. See the American journal *Social Text* (especially the hilarious current issue!) for a thriving locus of this phenomenon.

Frederick Crews
9th May, 1996.


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