The postmodern debate has been heavily influenced by often contradictory conclusions about the foundations of knowledge. Horace Fairlamb contends that philosophy's foundationist quest has usually been misconceived as a choice between "super-science" and theoretical anarchy. Examining the history of foundationism, and providing detailed analysis of the work of leading theorists, including Fish, Foucault, Derrida, Gadamer and Habermas, Dr. Fairlamb argues for a less reductive and less arbitrary conception of knowledge and meaning. The result is an important contribution to the current reevaluation of theoretical discourse.
Series: Literature, Culture, Theory 8
Number Of Pages: 286
Published: 25th July 1994
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61
Weight (kg): 0.36