“To acquire an awareness of a situation is, however, always a task of peculiar difficulty. The very idea of a situation means that we are not standing outside it and hence are unable to have any objective knowledge of it. We always find ourselves within a situation, and throwing light on it is a task that is never entirely finished.” - Gadamer, Truth and Method, (1975), p. 245) cited in - Winograd, T. & Flores, F., 1986. Understanding Computers and Cognition: A New Foundation for Design, Menlo Park, CA: Addison-Wesley, p. 29
“Advanced capitalism and its bio-genetic technologies engender a perverse form of the posthuman. At its core there is a radical disruption of the human–animal interaction, but all living species are caught in the spinning machine of the global economy. The genetic code of living matter – ‘Life itself’ (Rose, 2007) – is the main capital. Globalization means the commercialization of planet Earth in all its forms, through a series of inter-related modes of appropriation.” - Braidotti, R., 2013. The Posthuman, Cambridge: Polity., p. 7.
Rose, Nicholas. 2007. The Politics of Life Itself: Biomedicine, Power and Subjectivity in the Twentieth-first Century. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.
“The progress of a science that is able to develop methods with the help of which it can register and under some circumstances predict the truly subtle reactions, opinions, and wishes of people is undeniable. It is also an indisputable gain that one can check political and economic decisions against the reactions of the governed. Nevertheless, one should also not fail to recognize that the convergence of social scientific methods towards those of the natural sciences is itself the child of a society that reifies people.” - Pollack, 1955, p. 18, quoted in Olick, J.K., 2007. Collective Memory and Nonpublic Opinion: A Historical Note on a Methodological Controversy About a Political Problem. Symbolic Interaction, 30(1), pp.41–55, p. 45.
“Heuristically, it is ethically and pragmatically defensible to identify human existence with selves who make choices, as Parker argues; and as I do when I adopt the convention of attributing authorship of this comment to myself. But it is also necessary to recognize and deconstruct the fictional, ego-inflating quality of the autonomy ascribed to human beings whose very sense of self-identity is inescapably interdependent upon others and Nature…‘Decentring the assumption of autonomous human agency’, as Chia (1994: 804) has recently argued, is a precondition of ‘understanding the day-to-dayness of human activities as ongoing collective accomplishments rather than as a consequence of individual intentional choices.’” - Willmott, H., 1997. ‘Outing’ Organizational Analysts: Some Reflections Upon Parker”s Tantrum. Organization, 4(2), pp.255–268., p. 262
Chia, R., 1994. The Concept of Decision: a Deconstructive Analysis. Journal of Management Studies, 31(6), pp.781–806.
Parker, M., 1995. Angry Young Man has Egoistic Tantrum. Organization Studies, 16(4), pp.575–577.