Monday, June 6, 2011


If the systemic resource of the scientific order is recognition and reputation, the democratic order is votes and the market order is money, then what is the systemic resource of the literary order?

If the market serves exchange values and certain kinds of cooperation, the scientific order serves truth as correspondence, and the democratic order serves justice and public values, then what are the values of the literary order?

What is the equivalent to democratic free speech and voting, market free exchange and competition, and scientific measurement and prediction for literary production?

1 comment:

  1. I now have an answer for the first question: it is recognition and reputation from their fellow artists and art-lovers.