Gerardo Ienna

Historicist Rationalism: For a Political Epistemology of the Excluded Middle

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Keywords: Political Epistemology, Historical Epistemology, Relativism, Skepticism, Veritism, Historicist Rationalism.

In current public debate as well as in political and epistemological discussion there are polarizations between worldviews that appear to be rigidly opposed, such as: distrust in science vs naive scientism; populism vs technocracy; relativism vs. veritism. The aim of this essay is to show how these oppositions, despite appearing as radically opposed positions, are actually in a dialectical relationship functional to the exclusion of a third pole both epistemological and political. The effects produced by these oppositional pairs is the reproduction of the current distribution of both symbolic and material resources

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