Four Scenes for Posing the Question of Meaning and Other Essays in Critical Philosophy and Critical Methodology

Four Scenes for Posing the Question of Meaning and Other Essays in Critical Philosophy and Critical Methodology

by Phil Francis Carspecken
     
 

What is the nature of meaningful action and its relationship to power, truth, desire, and the self? How are meaning and truth related to the phenomenological body? Where do postmodern insights coherently intersect with the perspective of critical theory, and where are postmodernists and criticalists in fundamental disagreement? Carspecken explores these and other

Overview

What is the nature of meaningful action and its relationship to power, truth, desire, and the self? How are meaning and truth related to the phenomenological body? Where do postmodern insights coherently intersect with the perspective of critical theory, and where are postmodernists and criticalists in fundamental disagreement? Carspecken explores these and other questions within the four essays of this book. His investigations are timely and relevant to all who have an interest in the philosophy of critical theory, social theory, cultural studies, and methodologies for social research.

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These four essays approach a number of relevant questions for those interested in the philosophy of critical theory, social theory, cultural studies, and methodologies for social research. Carspecken (cultural studies, U. of Houston) is interested in the nature of meaningful action and its relationship to power, truth, and desire. He explores the ideas of meaning and truth as they relate to the phenomenological body, and highlights the areas where postmodernists and criticalists both agree and disagree. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820439679
Publisher:
Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/01/1999
Series:
Counterpoints Series: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education, #79
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
298

Meet the Author

The Author: Phil Francis Carspecken is Associate Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Houston. He is the author of two previous books: Community Schooling and the Nature of Power: The Battle for Croxteth Comprehensive and Critical Ethnography in Educational Research: A Theoretical and Practical Guide.

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