Dear Rick:


Don't you think the agenda of a theory then is to be "a predictive expression of an observed pattern?"


Does every agenda have to be political?



Date: Sun, 17 Jan 2010 11:23:41 -0700
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Subject: Re: Residual agency
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Dear list
Diane wrote: Don't you think a theory is a de facto agenda?
Traditionally a theory is simply a predictive expression of an observed pattern.  I think theories can become agendas when their observed pattern has been conditioned by faith and/or ideology.
To the extent that literary theories are conditioned by faith and/or ideology they then are agendas.
Rick Seddon
Portales, NM
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