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positions (2024) 32 (2): 315–340.
Published: 01 May 2024
..., this article shows how Wu performed an aesthetic intervention through writing, utilizing scientism and Maoist logic to filter abstraction through the still‐hegemonic language of radical materialism, which allowed abstraction to take hold as a renewed term of engagement in the early post‐Mao art world by 1983...
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positions (1996) 4 (1): 172–181.
Published: 01 February 1996
... Westerners are absolutely different from others!’ ” Latour noted.’ The cult of modernist science and the role of Western scientism in defining Euro-American modernity overtly links the context out of which Marx and postmodernity both arose...
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positions (2012) 20 (1): 287–306.
Published: 01 February 2012
... at the beginning of the s, your research interests turned toward the question of modern Chinese scientism. For instance, the journal Scholars published a long text by you investigating the fate of “Mr. Science.” When your research entered the s...
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positions (1995) 3 (1): 1–68.
Published: 01 February 1995
... any relevance to science itself, a tendency known as scientism.1 I doubt that the Western concept of scientism does full justice to the implications of the Chinese application of the concept of science. Indeed, the term scientism...
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positions (2000) 8 (2): 263–268.
Published: 01 May 2000
... to Yumiko Iida’s analysis of commodity driven infantile capitalism, Morris-Suzuki fol- lows the intellectual labor and social heritage of a figure who contributed equally to war-era race scientism and postwar democratic propaganda cen...
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positions (2004) 12 (1): 237–246.
Published: 01 February 2004
..., early socialist theories emphasized class struggle and social relations but were blind to environmental issues. This blindness highlights the kinship between early socialist theories and other Western ideologies such as scientism, rationalism...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 537–566.
Published: 01 August 2009
... theory, and information theory — thereby indicating the continuing strong influence of futurism and scientism into the 1990s and beyond.50 But in the late 1970s and early 1980s, when the original advocates of systems, control, and information...
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positions (1993) 1 (1): 224–267.
Published: 01 February 1993
...- ization of the social sciences. Work like Levy’s provided a rationale for the scientism of Cold War China studies. It shifted the focus from social expe- rience to historical evolutionism cast as “natural process within hi~tory Levy’s...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 435–454.
Published: 01 May 2009
... to pursue his quasi-epistemological experiments in the first phase of a postromantic society, Cai constructs and compares three kinds — one might say species, to emphasize his cool scientism — of intrigues: a tenuous trans- continental...
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positions (2007) 15 (1): 113–136.
Published: 01 February 2007
... elusive, with access to it depending not on analysis or scientism but on embodiment and conviction, so that one needs to take on the role of an aesthetician but not that of a logician, for an aesthetician is a connoisseur of paradox...
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positions (1997) 5 (1): 285–314.
Published: 01 February 1997
... to the heart of the issue of autonomy and coexistence. This is a more organic and somato- logical model, compared to the mechanical model offered by modern human- ism or Western scientism. I believe we need to change our view so that we...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 405–434.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of real estate. Manuals linking traditional architectural concepts and the deeper mean- ing of land operate as guidebooks for individual property owners navigat- ing contemporary market relations and rational scientism in a new social...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 561–591.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of scientism, not “neo- liberalism.” Thus I have tried to emphasize not the naming of “neoliberal” or “socialist” techniques but the shape of the regime within which they are put to work, around particu- lar objects, with particular...
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positions (2008) 16 (3): 539–567.
Published: 01 August 2008
... University Press, 2001); also see Wang Hui, “On Scientism and Social Theory in Modern Chinese Thought,” trans. Gloria Davies, in Voicing Con- cerns: Contemporary Chinese Critical Inquiry, ed. Gloria Davies (Lanham, MD: Rowman...
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positions (2010) 18 (3): 695–725.
Published: 01 August 2010
... inevitable. Williams cites also Thomas Edison’s 1893 – 94 short test film, Fred Ott’s Sneeze, as emblematic of this early desire. Like an orgasm, the sneeze, as an involuntary bodily emission, demonstrates how “scientism and prurience...
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positions (2012) 20 (4): 1095–1125.
Published: 01 November 2012
... intellectuals, for example, scientism and horizontal social relationships. But they struggled to indigenize the form in a series of debates that unfolded over a number of years, until Mao Zedong’s “Talks at the Yan’an Forum” in 1942 established...
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positions (2002) 10 (2): 333–364.
Published: 01 May 2002
... that yin-yang and the five phases were mysterious and should be abandoned once and for all. Precisely because of this scientism-dominated cultural context Yu Yan dared to assert, “If anyone is half-hearted about abandoning those absurd ideas, I am...
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positions (1996) 4 (2): 217–251.
Published: 01 May 1996
... would focus on the supposed delusion of scientism. But this is to miss the point. While Yanaihara did indeed attack ethnic chauvinism, he did not abandon his belief that Japan ought to exercise scientifically- grounded moral leadership...
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positions (2020) 28 (1): 237–274.
Published: 01 February 2020
...; on the other hand, the textual core of their work embodies material culture and social history whereby industrial materiality and scientism are raw material to be given a reinvented form. The social fabric, then, is at once the implied/subdued and manifest text. The object- text bears more of a performative...
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positions (2004) 12 (1): 7–69.
Published: 01 February 2004
...- tunity amid Crisis Dushu 4 (1998); B. Anderson, “‘Qiji’ beihou de youling” (“The Spirit behind ‘Miracles Dushu 8–9 (1998); Wang Hui, “Kexue zhuyi yu shehui lilun de jige wenti” (“Some Questions about Scientism and Social Theory Tianya6 (1998); Lu Di...