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Knowledge And Civilization

1st Edition

By Barry Allen


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Knowledge and Civilization advances detailed criticism of philosophy's usual approach to knowledge and describes a redirection, away from textbook problems of epistemology, toward an ecological philosophy of technology and civilization. Rejecting theories that confine knowledge to language or discourse, Allen situates knowledge in the greater field

Table of Contents

Introduction, PART ONE: KNOWLEDGE, 1 What Was Epistemology?, 2 The Art of Knowledge, PART TWO: SOME PHILOSOPHERS, 3 Dionysian Epistemology: Nietzsche's Idea of Knowledge, 4 Stuck in the Order of Discourse: Foucault's Idea of Knowledge, 5 Turning Back the Linguistic Turn: Rorty's Idea of Knowledge, PART THREE: KNOWLEDGE, EVOLUTION, CIVILIZATION, 6Evolving Knowledge, 7 Civilizing Knowledge 8 The Ultimate Context

About the Author

Barry Allen received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Princeton University in 1986. He has taught at the University of Chicago and Hebrew University, and is currently Professor of Philosophy at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. He is the author of Truth in Philosophy and is an associate editor at the interdisciplinary journal Common Knowledge.

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