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The Poverty of Postmodernism

John O'Neill
The Poverty of Postmodernism

The Poverty of Postmodernism

John O'Neill

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The Poverty of Postmodernismrejects the current celebration of knowledge and value relativism on the grounds that it renders critical reason and common sense incapable of resisting the superficial ideologies of minoritarianism that leave the hard core of global capitalism unanalyzed. In this book John O'Neill examines the postmodern turn in the social sciences. From a phenomenological standpoint (Husserl, Merleau, Ponty, Schutz, Winch), he challenges Lyotard's postrational reading of Wittgenstein and Habermas in order to defend commonsense reason and values that are constitutive of the everyday life-world. In addition he argues from the standpoint of Vico and Marx on the civil history of embodied mind that the post-rationalist celebration of the arts of superficiality undermines the recognition of the cultural debt each generation owes to past and post-generations. In a positive way O'Neill develops an account of the historical vocation of reason and of the charitableaccountability of science to commonsense that is necessary to sustain the basic institutions of civic democracy.The Poverty ofPostmodernismwill be of interest to anyone concerned to understand the continuing relevance of Marx, Weber, Husserl and Schutz to the debates around Wittgenstein, Lyotard, Foucault and Jameson.

- Publisher "The Poverty of Postmodernism" rejects the current celebration of knowledge and value relativism on the grounds that it renders critical reason and common sense incapable of resisting the superficial ideologies of minoritarianism that leave the hard core of global capitalism unanalyzed. In this book John O'Neill examines the postmodern turn in the social sciences. From a phenomenological standpoint (Husserl, Merleau, Ponty, Schutz, Winch), he challenges Lyotard's postrational reading of Wittgenstein and Habermas in order to defend commonsense reason and values that are constitutive of the everyday life-world.
In addition he argues from the standpoint of Vico and Marx on the civil history of embodied mind that the post-rationalist celebration of the arts of superficiality undermines the recognition of the cultural debt each generation owes to past and post-generations. In a positive way O'Neill develops an account of the historical vocation of reason and of the charitable accountability of science to commonsense that is necessary to sustain the basic institutions of civic democracy. "The Poverty of" "Postmodernism" will be of interest to anyone concerned to understand the continuing relevance of Marx, Weber, Husserl and Schutz to the debates around Wittgenstein, Lyotard, Foucault and Jameson.

- Publisher

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The Poverty of Postmodernismrejects the current celebration of knowledge and value relativism on the grounds that it renders critical reason and common sense incapable of resisting the superficial ideologies of minoritarianism that leave the hard core of global capitalism unanalyzed. In this book John O'Neill examines the postmodern turn in the social sciences. From a phenomenological standpoint (Husserl, Merleau, Ponty, Schutz, Winch), he challenges Lyotard's postrational reading of Wittgenstein and Habermas in order to defend commonsense reason and values that are constitutive of the everyday life-world. In addition he argues from the standpoint of Vico and Marx on the civil history of embodied mind that the post-rationalist celebration of the arts of superficiality undermines the recognition of the cultural debt each generation owes to past and post-generations. In a positive way O'Neill develops an account of the historical vocation of reason and of the charitableaccountability of science to commonsense that is necessary to sustain the basic institutions of civic democracy.The Poverty ofPostmodernismwill be of interest to anyone concerned to understand the continuing relevance of Marx, Weber, Husserl and Schutz to the debates around Wittgenstein, Lyotard, Foucault and Jameson.
- Publisher

"The Poverty of Postmodernism" rejects the current celebration of knowledge and value relativism on the grounds that it renders critical reason and common sense incapable of resisting the superficial ideologies of minoritarianism that leave the hard core of global capitalism unanalyzed. In this book John O'Neill examines the postmodern turn in the social sciences. From a phenomenological standpoint (Husserl, Merleau, Ponty, Schutz, Winch), he challenges Lyotard's postrational reading of Wittgenstein and Habermas in order to defend commonsense reason and values that are constitutive of the everyday life-world.
In addition he argues from the standpoint of Vico and Marx on the civil history of embodied mind that the post-rationalist celebration of the arts of superficiality undermines the recognition of the cultural debt each generation owes to past and post-generations. In a positive way O'Neill develops an account of the historical vocation of reason and of the charitable accountability of science to commonsense that is necessary to sustain the basic institutions of civic democracy. "The Poverty of" "Postmodernism" will be of interest to anyone concerned to understand the continuing relevance of Marx, Weber, Husserl and Schutz to the debates around Wittgenstein, Lyotard, Foucault and Jameson.

- Publisher

Meet the Author

John O'Neill

John ONeill is a distinguished research professor emeritus in the Department of Sociology at York University.

Table Of Contents

  • Introduction - The Two Politics Of Knowledge - Alterity And Mutuality.
  • Part 1 The Politics Of Disciplinary Knowledge: Postmodernism And (post)
  • Marxism
  • The Therapeutic Disciplines - From Parsons To Foucault
  • The Disciplinary Society - From Weber To Foucault
  • The Phenomenological Concept Of Modern Knowledge And The Utopian Method Of
  • Marxist Economics
  • Orphic Marxism. Part 2 The Politics Of Mutual Knowledge: "posting"
  • Modernity - Bell And Jameson On The Social Bond - With An Allegory Of The
  • Body Politic
  • On The Regulative Idea Of A Critical Social Science
  • Mutual Knowledge
  • The Mutuality Of Science And Commonsense - An Essay On Political Trust
  • Conclusion - The Commonsense Case Against Post-rationalism.

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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 157526
  • Product Code 0415116872
  • EAN 9780415116879
  • Pages 216
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Routledge
  • Publication Date Dec 1994
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 12 mm
  • Weight 0.310kg

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