It's in the post-

November 21, 2003

"After theory"? Good riddance to poststructuralism, its flawed, failed ideas and obfuscations ("We're all theorists now", THES , November 14).

Faced with a Kantian Nazi, Foucault's "very tenuous link" between philosophy and politics, thought and practice was never aware enough of the hermeneutic circularity of perception and reasoning to see the necessary (logical) relation between science or art and ideology/values resulting in atomism, holism and ecologism (the three basic ways of seeing) having very different social, political outcomes.

David Rodway
Kensington and Chelsea College

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