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Challenging Postmodernism: Philosophy and the Politics of Truth

David Detmer
Format
Book
Published
Amherst, N.Y. : Humanity Books, c2003.
Language
English
ISBN
1591021014 (alk. paper)
Contents
  • Husserl's critique of relativism
  • Self-referential inconsistency
  • The argument from disagreement
  • Sartre's defense of truth
  • Truth in ethics and politics : Sartre vs. Rorty - What is objectivity? : Sartre versus the journalists
  • The anti-truth squad
  • The limitations of rationality and science? : Noam Chomsky, O.J. Simpson, and Alan Sokal
  • Chomsky, political correctness, and the politics of truth.
Description
355 p. ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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