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Pragmatic liberalism and the critique of modernity

Author: Gary Gutting
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Series: Modern European philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Gary Gutting offers a powerful account of the nature of human reason in modern times.

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Named Person: Richard Rorty; Alasdair C MacIntyre; Charles Taylor; Alasdair MacIntyre; Alasdair C MacIntyre; Richard Rorty; Charles Taylor; Richard Rorty; Alasdair C MacIntyre; Charles (Philosoph) Taylor
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Gutting
ISBN: 052164013X 9780521640138 0521649730 9780521649735
OCLC Number: 39655590
Description: xi, 198 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 2. Which Enlightenment? 3. In Defense of Enlightenment Humanism. 4. The Lure of Tradition. 5. The Tradition of the Virtues. 6. MacIntyre and Modernity. 7. MacIntyre versus Pragmatic Liberalism. 4. The Problem of Truth. 5. Davidsonian Therapy. 6. Truth and Science. 7. Ethics without Foundations. 8. Liberal Ironism --
II. Alasdair MacIntyre: A Modern Malgre Lui. 1. MacIntyre's Critique of the Enlightenment. 5. Taylor's Critique of Naturalism. 6. Williams and Objectivity. 7. Naturalism and Hypergoods --
Pragmatic Liberalism: Concluding Reflections. 1. Recapitulation. 2. Metaphilosophical Coda. III. Charles Taylor: An Augustinian Modern. 1. Taylor's Historical Project. 2. Locke and the Radical Enlightenment. 3. The Primacy of Everyday Life. 4. Beyond the Enlightenment: Evil, Romanticism, and Poetic Truth. Introduction: The Question of Modernity --
I. Richard Rorty: The Rudiments of Pragmatic Liberalism. 1. The Philosophy of Representations. 2. Knowledge without Representations. 3. Justification as a Social Practice.
Series Title: Modern European philosophy.
Responsibility: Gary Gutting.
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"Overall, Guttings book is valuable for its fair and scholarly attention to the ongoing pragmatic critique of modernity as well as for his own reasonable contribution to that dicussion. While it may Read more...

 
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