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Knowledge and Posmodernism in Historical Context

J Appleby
Knowledge and Posmodernism in Historical Context

Knowledge and Posmodernism in Historical Context

J Appleby

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"Knowledge and Postmodernism in Historical Perspective" offers answers to the questions, what is postmodernism? and what exactly are the characteristics of the modernism that postmodernism supercedes? This comprehensive reader chronicles the western engagement with the nature of knowledge during the past four centuries while providing the historical context for the postmodernist thought of Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Richard Rorty and Hayden White, and the challenges their ideas have posed to our conventional ways of thinking, writing and knowing. ^ From the science of things to the science of human beings to the grand social theorizing associated with Adam Smith, Alexis de Tocqueville, Karl Marx and Max Weber, "Knowledge and Postmodernism in Historical Perspective" presents readings from the succession of thinkers whose writings helped define modern sensibilities by analyzing the human capacity for generating knowledge. ^ The volume follows the knowledge-generating projec

- Publisher This comprehensive reader chronicles the Western engagement with the nature of knowledge during the past four centuries. It introduces students to the thought of the major philosophers of this period through substantial extracts from their works.

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"Knowledge and Postmodernism in Historical Perspective" offers answers to the questions, what is postmodernism? and what exactly are the characteristics of the modernism that postmodernism supercedes? This comprehensive reader chronicles the western engagement with the nature of knowledge during the past four centuries while providing the historical context for the postmodernist thought of Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Richard Rorty and Hayden White, and the challenges their ideas have posed to our conventional ways of thinking, writing and knowing. ^ From the science of things to the science of human beings to the grand social theorizing associated with Adam Smith, Alexis de Tocqueville, Karl Marx and Max Weber, "Knowledge and Postmodernism in Historical Perspective" presents readings from the succession of thinkers whose writings helped define modern sensibilities by analyzing the human capacity for generating knowledge. ^ The volume follows the knowledge-generating projec
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This comprehensive reader chronicles the Western engagement with the nature of knowledge during the past four centuries. It introduces students to the thought of the major philosophers of this period through substantial extracts from their works.
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Meet the Author

J Appleby

Appleby is of Newcastle University.

Table Of Contents

  • Includes Extracts From The Works Of: Francis Bacon, Rene Descartes, John
  • Locke, Adam Smith, David Hume, Emmanuel Kant, Marquis De Condorcet, Ernst
  • Cassirer, Alexis De Tocqueville, Karl Marx, Charles Baudelaire, Friedrich
  • Nietzsche, Max Weber, Norman Birnbaum, John Dewey, Ruth Benedict, Claude
  • Levi-strauss, Clifford Geertz, Theodor Adorno And Max Horkheimer, Thomas
  • Kuhn, Alasdair Macintyre, Paul Ricoeur, Hayden White, Jacques Derrida,
  • Richard Rorty, Cornel West, David Harvey, Jurgen Habermas, Craig Calhoun,
  • Seyla Benhabib.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 110505
  • Product Code 0415913837
  • EAN 9780415913836
  • Pages 576
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Routledge
  • Publication Date May 1996
  • Dimensions 254 x 178 x 30 mm
  • Weight 0.988kg

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