TPR71 How real is epistemic rupture?

  • JohnTiffin

    Warfare is a paradigm in which the sides involved see the other side as the problem and battles as syntagms. The infrastructure for war changes but the basic paradigm has changed surprisingly little. Compare the Spanish conquests in South America to what is happening in Syria and Iraq today. Conquest by war is a way of imposing epistemological rupture.

  • Robbie Koller

    Just look at Kaikoura! The epistemic rupture does not need to involve war. An earthquake will do!

    • JohnTiffin

      Nice example. Question is will Kaikora regenerate its existing episteme or ‘will it never be the same again’? What feels like a tripping event for an epistemic rupture on a global scale is the election of Trump

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