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Upshot: Two main critiques of the target article have surfaced fairly consistently across the five commentaries: (1) It does not go far enough in its critique of naturalism’s reification of a supposedly universal subjectivity; (2) The proposed bio-social spectrum of eigenforms lacks coherence due to its mixing of logical types. The first critique is refuted, primarily, by revealing the quasi “straw man” nature of an argument resting too heavily on “mainstream” instances of naturalist performance while the second is embraced and the alternative metaphor of domains within a “bio-cultural matrix” is offered as a corrective. In conclusion, a model of naturalistic theatrical practice is described that might productively respond to issues raised across the commentaries by oscillating between domains.
Scholte T. (2017) Author’s response: Distinguishing domains in/through an oscillating naturalist theatre of logical types. Constructivist Foundations 12(3): 336–341. http://constructivist.info/12/3/336
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