The Modernist-postmodernist Quarrel on Philosophy and Justice

The Modernist-postmodernist Quarrel on Philosophy and Justice : A Possible Levinasian Mediation

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This book examines the social relevance of philosophy as this problem is posed in the contemporary Modernism-Postmodernism debate. Manuel P. Arriaga critically investigates the two sides of the debate in their various presuppositions and their equally diverse ramifications in fields ranging from political theory, philosophy of religion, and theory of knowledge, among others.show more

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  • Hardback | 242 pages
  • 157.5 x 228.6 x 22.9mm | 498.96g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739111361
  • 9780739111369

About Manuel P. Arriaga

Manuel P. Arriaga is assistant professor of Philosophy at California State University, San Marcos.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Framing the Issue Chapter 2 Modernism, Critical Theory, and Habermas's Reconstructive Science Chapter 3 Habermas's Discourse Ethics and the Question of Justice Chapter 4 Jean-Francois Lyotard: Justice, Philosophy, and Undecidability Chapter 5 Richard Rorty on the Social Irrelevance of Philosophy Chapter 6 The Dichotomy in Liberally-inspired Views of Justice Chapter 7 Some Integrative Approaches Chapter 8 Levinas's Integrative Views of Justice and Philosophyshow more