Knowledge and Postmodernism in Historical Perspective / Edition 1

Knowledge and Postmodernism in Historical Perspective / Edition 1

by Joyce Appleby
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415913837

ISBN-13: 9780415913836

Pub. Date: 12/01/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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.

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415913836
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/01/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
572
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.17(d)

Table of Contents

THE SCIENTIFIC REVOLUTION AND ENLIGHTENMENT THOUGHT

Introduction

Francis Bacon -- The Advancement of Learning

Rene Descartes -- Discourse on Method

John Locke -- Essay Concerning Human Understanding

Adam Smith -- The

Wealth of Nations

David Hume -- The Politics May be Reduced to a Science

On the Origin of Property

Of Skepticism with Regard to Reason

Gordon S. Wood -- Conspiracy and the Paranoid Style: Causality and Deceit in the Eighteenth Century

Immanuel Kant --

What is Enlightenment?

Marquis de Condorcet -- Sketch of the Progress of the Human Mind

Ernst Cassirer -- Nature and Natural Science

NINETEENTH-CENTURY SOCIAL THEORY

Introduction

Alexis De Tocqueville -- Democracy in America

Karl

Marx -- Preface to A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy

The Philosophical Manuscrip

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