agonia
english

v3
 

Agonia.Net | Policy | Mission Contact | Participate
poezii poezii poezii poezii poezii
poezii
armana Poezii, Poezie deutsch Poezii, Poezie english Poezii, Poezie espanol Poezii, Poezie francais Poezii, Poezie italiano Poezii, Poezie japanese Poezii, Poezie portugues Poezii, Poezie romana Poezii, Poezie russkaia Poezii, Poezie

Article Communities Contest Essay Multimedia Personals Poetry Press Prose _QUOTE Screenplay Special

Poezii RomÔnesti - Romanian Poetry

poezii


 

Texts by the same author


Translations of this text
0

 Members comments


print e-mail
Views: 2478 .



The End of Paradigms
essay [ ]
Final Coundown

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
by [septembrie ]

2005-01-29  |     | 



The End Of Paradigms
Final Countdown

Here we extend Francis Fukuyama theory about the end of history, as a consequence of the failure of ideologies, to the concept of paradigms defined by Thomas Kuhn. One of the interesting results of this exercise argues on the importance of philosophy of language.

We say that paradigms approach to an end, and somewhere, there is a sort of a final countdown that eliminates all the existing paradigms, one by one, until no paradigm remains (or until the paradigm remains). On what basis do we say this?
First, on the basis of many ressemblances that exist between ideologies a paradigms. We can develop here a description between Thomas Kuhn's "paradigms" and Karl Mannheim's "ideology" that would emphasize their subjectivity and relativism.
This is not enough for our purpose, as we need the fact to put in crisis the paradigms in the way the end of Cold War put in crisis existing ideologies.
This fact is given by the "incomensurability of paradigms": a big difference between paradigms that consists in incoherent vocabularies. Wether this incomensurability rests on different values, or different theories about world, is another set of problems. The thing is that, in their content, these paradigms cannot be identified in a single model.
What should be the consequence of this thing? Either we keep the content of these paradigms (i.e. their vocabulary) either we let the content go(and we refer only to the formal rules of language, rules of use). But speaking about paradigms, we will find that there are no isolated philosophers and that, in time, any philosopher that chose to write in Greek, Latin, German, English, that is - to write in the language that made his writings as universal possible, is today at least mentioned. (Why did Descartes wrote in French? and who was Confucius before being translated?)

.  |










 
poezii poezii poezii poezii poezii poezii
poezii
poezii Home of Literature, Poetry and Culture. Write and enjoy articles, essays, prose, classic poetry and contests. poezii
poezii
poezii  Search  Agonia.Net  

Reproduction of any materials without our permission is strictly prohibited.
Copyright 1999-2003. Agonia.Net

E-mail | Privacy and publication policy

Top Site-uri Cultura - Join the Cultural Topsites!