Force & Truth (was Re: litcritter bashing...)

Carrol Cox cbcox at
Wed Nov 3 10:26:35 PST 1999

"William S. Lear" wrote:

> Hmm, not Russell? This is essentially the line that Milton Freidman
> adopts toward theory construction for economics.

I wouldn't have the slightest idea who said it, but it has a sort of Platonic ring -- & Russell did declare himself a Platonist in respect to mathematics. But since Doug addresses the question to postie- bashers, it's probably Lacan or Butler. But that would make sense also. As far as I could construe *Bodies That Matter* it moved towards Platonic universals from vulgar materialist premises.


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