Brian Holmes on Fri, 13 Oct 2017 19:02:26 +0200 (CEST)

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Re: <nettime> Constitutioanl radicalism

On 10/13/2017 05:09 AM, Patrick Lichty wrote:
Has the United states, and a large part of Western thought become so warped by populism and anti intellectualism (which is a complex and stack in itself) that individuals seeking a humane, objective society driven by reason, logic and empirical science look like some sort of freak show? If so, count me as a freak, and perhaps a political theory of constitutional fundamentalism as revolutionary force is a notion which time has come.

I agree with this but I think the "fundamentalism" of any constitutional process is evolutionary, it's not about Newton (immutable laws) but instead, Darwin and Whitehead (processes). Similarly, tradtional objectivity is giving way, in the best contemporary science, to notions of interlinked feedback processes that alter the observer along with the observed (quantum physics has taken that approach to the heart of Newtonian determinism; and earth science has an even more relevant biogeochenical take on it).

These things are not fundamentalist in any way, but I totally agree, they ae a revolutionary force whose time has come! Cause how else are we gonna deal with runaway climate change????

best, BH
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