The Unreasonable Silence of the World: Universal Reason and the Wreck of the Enlightenment Project, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Unreasonable Silence of the World

Universal Reason and the Wreck of the Enlightenment Project, 1st Edition

By Gary Sauer-Thompson, Joseph Wayne Smith


256 pages

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Published in 1997. This book develops a postmodernist critique of philosophy - although not the postmodernism of literary philosophers such as Derrida. This postmodernism is one of ecological limitationism coupled with a practical common sense ’realism’. The authors affirm the reality of life-world and the primacy of practice against materialists, physicalists and reductionists. They attempt to show that orthodox Anglo-American analytic philosophy is not merely incapable of completing its own quest to supply a regionally justified system of reality, but, more importantly, it fails as well to meet the challenges of the age.

Table of Contents

Contents: Rag picking within the wasteland’s debris: the unreasonable silence of philosophy; Reason in and out of history; Cruising with pastiche on the dialectical highway; Nietzsche contra scientism; Nihilism and value in a disenchanted modernity; Has philosophy come to an end?; Index.

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