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Radical Conservatism, the Sociology of Knowledge and the Future of Politics
Radical conservatism, the sociology of knowledge and the future of politics

For the purpose of summarizing my investigation, let me once again return to the Mannheim-inspired analysis of radical conservatism:

  • All human knowledge has a conjunctive aspect. No communication, except for digitalized communication of numbers in business and other related forms of action, is pure ‘communication’, that is abstract symbols totally void of meaning and not relevant to human life and action. Scientism in the social sciences is an example of how knowledge with both conjunctive and communicative aspects, and everything between these poles, wants to create an image of pure communication. Even if few still believe in this, it is very common to underestimate the ...

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