as broad a basis as possible.’ Postmodernism, Reason and Religion, by Ernest Gellner; Anthropology and. Politics: Revolutions in the Sacred Grove, by Ernest. Postmodernism, Reason and Religion, by Ernest Gellner; Anthropology and Politics: Revolutions in the Sacred Grove, by Ernest Gellner. First Published in Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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That section alone gets four stars maybe even five, if it hadn’t been for the dense style. The Religious Significance of Postmodernism. George Posmtodernism – – Prometheus Books.

Ruf – – Paragon House. This shrewd and penetrating book, written by one of the world’s most highly respected social thinkers, digs into the heart fo the controversy between Islam and the West.

The first option is especially strong in Muslim societies, and the book explores the reason why. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive? Religious Studies 29 2: Andrew Schirmer rated it really liked it Jul 27, History of Western Philosophy. Braidotti – – Theory, Culture and Society 25 6: The Best Books of The whole book is only pages long.

Another is the pursuit of a form of relativism which abandons the notion of truth and resigns itself to treating truth as relative to the society or culture in question. He maintains that the objectivity pursued as an ideal by social science during the colonial period was in fact a tool of domination, and that a subjectivist relativism is a way of moving beyond that mode.


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The book explores the strengths and weaknesses of the third option. Lists with This Book. Paperbackpages. His wishy-washy and at times highly misleading approach in the brief final sections of the book does no service to reason.

As this was written in the early s, Gellner’s views on fundamentalism and specifically Islamic fundamentalism are dated and of little relevance to anyone trying to understand the present and continuing worldwide surge in Islamic terrorism – Gellner is instead mostly concerned with the Iranian Revolution.

Postmodernism, Reason and Religion by Ernest Gellner

The author is highly critical of this movement, arguing that postmodernism indulges in a kind of subjectivism as a form of expiation for the sins of colonialism. Renato Cristin – – Phainomena Philosophy of Religion categorize this paper.

They are religious fundamentalism, po For a book that demolishes the postmodernist fad which it does thoroughly and admirablythis is in itself needlessly dense, repetitious and verbose in many places.

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The Cambridge Companion to Postmodernism. Funniest, most insightful take-down of postmodern relativism on the market? Gellner’s attack on relativism raeson up the middle section and the bulk of the book, and should be required reading for anyone deluded enough to think that postmodernism is still fashionable.

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Find it on Scholar. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The Rellgion Claim to De-Westernization. Amie rated it it was amazing Apr 05, Looking for beautiful books? But he can’t refrain from delivering a few additional well-placed kicks to the beaten-beyond-all-recognition posterior of postmodernism, so at least there’s that.


Postmodernism, Reason and Religion

Mark rated it it was ok May 15, In Spite of the Times. Open Preview See a Problem? Postmodernksm August 22nd by Routledge first published January 1st Austin Mann rated it really liked it Dec 31, Postmodernism takes such a beating that there’s very little left to add once the dust has settled.

Request removal from index. Are the views of the Enlightenment still an acceptable basis for social order? The third upholds the view that there is a unique truth, but denies that any society can be firmly in possession of it. Anthony rated it really liked it Mar 16, The Reasson of Modernity as an Endless Project. As I’m personally a strong adherent of the third of the yellner mentioned options, enlightenment rationalism, I came away a bit disappointed in what little Gellner had to say about it especially since Gellner was a rationalist himself.

Povilas Ha rated it liked it Jun 19, Remigijus rated it liked it Nov 30, postmodermism No argument could be simpler or more conclusive.