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The Truth About the Truth

The Truth About the Truth


Includes essays and excerpts from the works of prominent modern thinkers such as Umberto Eco, Jacques Derrida, and Isaiah Berlin among others.

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Includes essays and excerpts from the works of prominent modern thinkers such as Umberto Eco, Jacques Derrida, and Isaiah Berlin among others.

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Table Of Contents

  • :the Truth About Truthintroduction: What's Going On Here?
    part One. In And Out Of The Grand Hotel

    themes And Definitions
    1. Steinar Kvale: Themes Of Postmodernity
    2. Charles Jencks: What Is Post-modernism?
    3. Umberto Eco: "i Love You Madly," He Said Self-consciously

    the Construction Of Reality
    4. Ernest Becker: The Fragile Fiction
    5. Peter L. Berger And Thomas Luckmann: The Dehumanized World
    6. Michel Foucault: Strategies Of Power

    three Useful Inventions
    7. Isaiah Berlin: The Idea Of Pluralism
    8. Roy Wagner: The Idea Of Culture
    9. Werner Sollors: The Idea Of Ethnicity

    part Two. All That Is Solid Melts Into Air

    symbols At Work And Play
    10. Richard Shweder: Santa Claus On The Cross
    11. Jean Baudrillard: The Map Precedes The Territory
    12. Ernest Sternberg: The Economy Of Icons
    13. Jacques Derrida: The Play Of Substitution
    14. Stephen Katz: How To Speak And Write Postmodern

    different Kinds Of Difference
    15. James Davison Hunter: The Orthodox And The Progressive
    16. Richard Rorty: Ironists And Metaphysicians
    17. Pauline Marie Rosenau: Affirmatives And Skeptics
    18. Walter Truett Anderson: Four Different Ways To Be Absolutely Right
    19. Bell Hooks: Postmodern Blackness

    part Three. Self, Sex And Sanity

    the Pluralistic Person, The Disappearing Self
    20. Robert Jay Lifton: The Protean Style
    21. Kenneth J. Gergen: The Healthy, Happy Human Being Wears Many Masks
    22. Connie Zweig: The Death Of The Self In The Postmodern World

    sex And Gender
    23. Maureen O'hara: Constructing Emancipatory Realities
    24. William Simon: The Postmodernization Of Sex And Gender

    reconstructing Psychology
    25. Stanley Krippner And Michael Winkler: Studying Consciousness In The Postmodern Age
    26. Maureen O'hara And Walter Truett Anderson: Psychotherapy's Own Identity Crisis

    part Four. Faith And Freedom

    science Without Scientism
    27. Howard Gardner: Gifted Worldmakers
    28. Thomas Kuhn: Scientists And Their Worldviews
    29. Paul Feyerabend: Anything Goes

    religion In The Age Of Disbelief
    30. Huston Smith: Postmodernism And The World's Religions
    31. Martin Marty: Religio-secular Society
    32. Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.: The Opening Of The American Mind
    33. Vaclav Havel: The Search For Meaning In A Global Civilization

    epilogue: The End And Beginning Of Enlightenment

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Product Details

Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 169638
  • Product Code 0874778018
  • EAN 9780874778014
  • Pages 272
  • Department Academic
  • Category Philosophy
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Jeremy P Tarcher
  • Publication Date Aug 1995
  • Sales Rank #26187
  • Dimensions 233 x 154 x 17 mm
  • Weight 0.308kg

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