“Let’s move on”: Bob Young's Contribution to Radical Science Concepts and Practices

Les Levidow

Abstract


‘Let’s move on’ is a memorable phrase from Bob Young’s comments in group discussions and articles.  The phrase combined a friendly invitation with a sometimes scary challenge to contest and abandon conventional concepts.  They were perpetuating systems of capitalist domination, variously disguised as neutral objectivity, as the natural order, as techno-scientific progress. etc. His invitation meant a joint task to substitute different concepts and practices prefiguring a post-capitalist society. This meant collectively creating pathways and methods for such a future, while addressing anxieties about uncertainties.  


Keywords


technoscience, politics, Marxism, critical theory

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1234/fa.v0i80.362





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