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Description - Philosophy After Postmodernism by Paul Crowther

Formulating an approach to philosophy which, instead of simply rejecting postmodern thought, tries to assimilate some of its main features, Paul Crowther identifies conceptual links between value, knowledge, personal identity and civilization understood as a process of cumulative advance. To establish these links, Crowther deploys a mode of analytic philosophy influenced by Cassirer. This approach recontextualizes precisely those aspects of postmodernism which appear, superficially, to be fuel for the relativist fire. This method also enables him to illuminate some of the great practical dangers of the postmodern era - most notably the widespread inability or unwillingness to distinguish between signs and reality. Crowther renews analytic philosophy as a searching form of conceptual and cultural critique that pushes beyond the limits of postmodern thought.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415310369
ISBN-10: 0415310369
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 5-Jun-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Paul Crowther

Paul Crowther is Professor of Art and Philosophy at the International University Bremen and was formerly a fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. His previous books include Critical Aesthetics and Postmodernism (Clarendon Press, 1993).

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