"Found Poetry" from Pierre Bourdieu and Roy Baskhar

Outline

 

In order to escape the realism of the structure


which hypostatizes systems of objective relations


by converting them into totalities already constituted


outside of individual and group history,


it is necessary to pass from the opus operatum


to the modus operandi


from statistical regularity or algebraic structure


to the principle of the production of the observed order,


and to construct the theory of practice

or, more precisely,


the theory of the generation of mode of practices,


which is the precondition for establishing


an experimental science of the dialectic


of the internalization of externality


and the externalization of internality,


or, more simply, of incorporation and objectification.

 

* Source: Pierre Bourdieu, 1977, Outline of a Theory of Practice, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 72. 

 

Critical Realism

 

Indeed dialectical critical realism may be seen under


the aspect of Foucaultian strategic reversal –



of the unholy trinity of Parmenidean

/Platonic/Aristotelean provenance;



of the Cartesian-Lockean-Humean-Kantian paradigm,



of foundationalisms (in practice, fideistic foundationalisms)



and irrationalisms (in practice, capricious exercises

of the will-to-power



or some other ideologically and/or

psycho-somatically buried source)



new and old alike;


of the primordial failing of western philosophy,


ontological monovalence,


and its close ally,
the epistemic fallacy with its ontic dual;



of the analytic problematic laid down by Plato,


which Hegel 
served only to replicate


in his actualist monovalent analytic 
reinstatement


in transfigurative reconciling dialectical connection,


while in his hubristic claims for absolute idealism


he inaugurated the Comtean, Kierkegaardian and Nietzschean


eclipses of reason,


replicating the fundament of positivism



through its transmutation route

to the super-idealism
of a Baudrillard.

 

*Roy Baskhar, 1994, Plato, etc.: The Problems of Philosophy and Their Resolution, London: Verso

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