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Description - Knowledge and Postmodernism in Historical Perspective by Joyce Appleby

This reader chronicles the Western engagement with the nature of knowledge during the past four centuries. It introduces the student to the thought of the major philosophers of this period, from Francis Bacon to Hayden White, through substantial extracts of their works. Tracing the development of Western thought, the reader provides an historical context for the postmodernist thought of Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Richard Rorty and Hayden White. This reader is an introduction to the work of over 30 philosophers and the historical development of Western ideas of knowledge.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415913836
ISBN-10: 0415913837
Format: Paperback
(254mm x 178mm x mm)
Pages: 572
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 14-Mar-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Joyce Appleby

Joyce Appleby, Elizabeth Covington, David Hoyt, Michael Latham and Allison Sneider are all in the History department at the University of California, Los Angeles. Joyce Appleby's most recent publications include Telling the Truth about History (1994) and Liberalism and Republicanism in the Historical Imagination.

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