Postmodern Rationality, Social Criticism, And Religion (Paragon Issues In Philosophy)
Postmodern Rationality, Social Criticism, And Religion (Paragon Issues In Philosophy)

Postmodern Rationality, Social Criticism, And Religion (Paragon Issues In Philosophy)

  • Publish Date: 2005-02-01
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Henry L. Ruf
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This is an excellent, exciting work that performs the invaluableservice of situating some of the most important thinkers of the lastcentury and a half in one overarching account of the uses andabuses of instrumental rationality' and the consequences forgenuine human spirituality and interpersonal relationships. It marksthe detailed theoretical payoff on the promise of Religion,Ontotheology, and Deconstruction and on Huston Smith's popularWhy Religion Matters. David Taffel, author of Nietzsche Unbound:The Struggle for Spirit in the Age of Science ...should be required reading for all philosophy graduate students.Indeed, it should be required reading for graduate students in boththe humanities and social sciences. In clear and concise languagehe explores and explains the differences in approach and perspective of those of the modern school ofsocial analysis and those writers of the post-modern school of social criticism. Ruf's point that there ismuch to be learned by reading the works of scholars of both schools... . Persons interested in the historyof Western intellectual thought will be well served by reading Postmodern Rationality, Social Criticism, andReligion. Bill E. Lawson, Professor of Philosophy, Michigan State University It is the rare philosopher today who can write such a clear and panoramic study of the relevance ofpragmatism and postmodernism for today. This wonderful book will engage the general reader and scholaralike with its accessibility and insights born of years of careful reading and thinking. Roderick M.Stewart, Professor of Philosophy, Austin College

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