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March 30, 2014 / compassioninpolitics

Quotes which Critique Materialist Reductionism

“The reductionist flatting of Shakespeare’s drama was rooted in the larger reductionist-materialist worldview Freud inherited and embraced, a view that grinds the intricate fabric of life, of all life, to a lifeless, homogenous pulp. At the heart of this view is the belief that nothing essential is lost in the grinding because there is no ultimate difference between living and non-living things. This assumption leads to poisonous paradox: a fundamental aim of modern biology, life science, is to eliminate the commonsense notion that “living” is a fundamental category worthy of its own science.”

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