Ideological criticism, whether in literature or science, sets out to discredit prevailing ideas by exposing the hidden interests of their adherents. Such criticism hardly amounts to an argument against those ideas. As to the manufacturing of laws, it is one thing to say that all understanding must be mediated by our concepts, quite another to suggest that the end result is somehow arbitrary or culturally relative. Garbled and simplistic claims to this effect only obscure the true depth and complexity of these issues.
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