By Rajani Kannepalli Kanth
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Truth is that affective modes of social existence preclude absolutist private appropriation for disabling the social tie: that is, the inherent bonding, and sharing, that underlies the nexus of communal life defined by the anthropic compact of empathy. In effect empathy foreclosed the road to a potential mimicry of Euro-capitalism, not idiocy (or lack of means, mechanisms, and modalities). At any rate, given the foregoing, some other ordering of phenomena becomes warranted to close the gap between the Capitalism of the west and the capitalisms of the east.
Knowledge is today a simple adjunct of power, its willing servitor, sage and soothsayer. Even if the enterprise were to be less disingenuous, the attempt at “self-measurement” (difficult even in as impersonal a science as physics) might be construed, given anthropic passions and interests, to be problematic in the extreme. ” Modernist science retired philosophy—for being too open a system— swiftly to the outhouse, fit demesne of derelicts and outcasts. Truth, and the search for it, were never high priorities of the Enlightenment—ars gratia artis is not a modernist precept—unless it happened to be serviceable.
Human life, in its ordinary dimension, is not possessed of a great deal of care, consistency, or coherence—habit and custom rule as ratified by the norms of the prevailing convenance. It is this important, if subtile, fact that is missed by both rationalists and materialists who seek to impose highly parsimonious, iron grids for various raisons d’états quite impossible for humans to be contained by or in. e. “open” system assumptions fare better in this regard than “closed” system dialectics) for the operative effects of conjuncture and context.