Why Pragmatists Should Not Be Cyborgs

Journal of Speculative Philosophy 28 (4):472-488 (2014)
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My project is to demonstrate the pragmatic importance of respecting the distinctions between science and myth and fact and fiction. In a country in which intelligent design is still taught as respectable science at some public universities and national figures make claims about “legitimate” rape,1 it is irresponsible to blur the boundaries between myth and science in some all-encompassing notion of “narrative.” Furthermore, its value as a political strategy is negligible because such blurring hinders the realization of those liberatory ideals in whose defense many progressive science scholars undertake their analyses in the first place—or so I will argue in this article.My procedure will be ..

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