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The Flight to Objectivity: Essays on Cartesianism and Culture Susan Bordo

The Flight to Objectivity: Essays on Cartesianism and Culture

Susan Bordo

Published January 1st 1987
ISBN : 9780887064104
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145 pages
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I would agree with other reviewers that this small book is a great primer for anyone wishing to understand why the early modern period swung so heavily towards the Cartesian worldview and how that worldview and the modern scientific model is dominated by a masculine outlook. Its also an interesting history on the Medieval mindset (I had just finished reading Hans Umbrechts book on Presence cultures and Bordos narrative dovetailed with Umbrechts quite nicely, so theres that to read if youre interested) While Bordos use of Piagets developmental psychology was interesting, Im not sure that it was a necessary device as she ends up critiquing Piagets model as being thoroughly invested in a Western mindset. I appreciated the recommendation for a dynamic objectivity that Bordo champions in the final chapter of her book.