Continuing from Part One on Against Method (1975). Given that according to F., epistemological conformity (getting with the scientific program) can’t proceed by an unambiguous appeal to reason, how does it proceed? Through indoctrination, propaganda, and coercion. Even when we want a free, rational society, we don’t get this through reasoning with children and then citizens, but we have to use extra-rational means.
Do we really agree with F. that there are no recognizable standards of rationality that are independent of particular conceptual schemes or scientific theories?