The Resource Democratic philosophy and the politics of knowledge, Richard T. Peterson, (electronic resource)

Democratic philosophy and the politics of knowledge, Richard T. Peterson, (electronic resource)

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Democratic philosophy and the politics of knowledge
Title
Democratic philosophy and the politics of knowledge
Statement of responsibility
Richard T. Peterson
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eng
Summary
Debates over postmodernism, analyses of knowledge and power, and the recurring issue of Heidegger's Nazism have all deepened questions about the relation between philosophy and the social roles of intellectuals. Against such postmodernist rejections of philosophical theory as mounted by Rorty and Lyotard, Richard Peterson argues that precisely reflection on rationality, in appropriate social terms, is needed to confront urgent political issues about intellectuals. After presenting a conception of intellectual mediation set within the modern division of labor, he offers an account of postmodern politics within which postmodern arguments against critical reflection are themselves treated socially and politically. Engaging thinkers as diverse as Kant, Hegel, Marx, Habermas, Foucault, and Bahktin, Peterson argues that a democratic conception and practice of philosophy is inseparable from democracy generally. His arguments about modern philosophy are tied to claims about the relation between liberalism and epistemology, and these in turn inform an account of impasses confronting contemporary politics. Historical arguments about the connections between postmodernist thought and practice are illustrated by discussions of the postmodernist dimensions of recent politics
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Peterson, Richard T
Dewey number
101
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Philosophy
  • Democracy
  • Liberalism
  • Postmodernism
  • Political science
  • Electronic books
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adult
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Democratic philosophy and the politics of knowledge, Richard T. Peterson, (electronic resource)
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MWT11635845
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1 online resource
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MWT11635845
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Label
Democratic philosophy and the politics of knowledge, Richard T. Peterson, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11635845
Publication
Color
multicolored
Control code
MWT11635845
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Publisher number
MWT11635845
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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