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Critical Conditions: Postmodernity and the Question of Foundations

Critical Conditions: Postmodernity and the Question of Foundations

by Horace L. Fairlamb
     
 

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The postmodern debate has been heavily influenced by often contradictory conclusions about the foundations of knowledge. Horace Fairlamb contends that philosophy's foundationist quest has usually been misconceived as a choice between "super-science" and theoretical anarchy. Examining the history of foundationism, and providing detailed analysis of the work of

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The postmodern debate has been heavily influenced by often contradictory conclusions about the foundations of knowledge. Horace Fairlamb contends that philosophy's foundationist quest has usually been misconceived as a choice between "super-science" and theoretical anarchy. Examining the history of foundationism, and providing detailed analysis of the work of leading theorists, including Fish, Foucault, Derrida, Gadamer and Habermas, Dr. Fairlamb argues for a less reductive and less arbitrary conception of knowledge and meaning. The result is an important contribution to the current reevaluation of theoretical discourse.

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ISBN-13:
9780521456654
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2011
Series:
Literature, Culture, Theory Series, #8
Pages:
286
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

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