The Resource The poverty of postmodernism, John O'Neill

The poverty of postmodernism, John O'Neill

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The poverty of postmodernism
Title
The poverty of postmodernism
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John O'Neill
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Language
eng
Summary
In this book John O'Neill examines the postmodern turn in the social sciences. He rejects the current celebration of knowledge and value relativism on the grounds that it renders critical reason and common sense incapable of resisting the superficial ideologies of minoritarianism that leave the hard core of global capitalism unanalysed. From a phenomenological standpoint (Husserl, Merleau-Ponty, Schutz, Winch), O'Neill challenges Lyotard's post-traditionalist reading of Wittgenstein and Habermas in order to defend commonsense reason and values that are constitutive of the everyday life-world. In addition he argues from the standpoint of Vico and Marx on the civil history of embodied mind that the post-rationalist celebration of the arts of superficiality undermines the recognition of the cultural debt each generation owes to past and post-generations. In a positive way O'Neill develops an account of the historical vocation of reason and of the charitable accountability of science to commonsense that is necessary to sustain the basic institutions of civic democracy. This book will be of interest to anyone concerned to understand the continuing relevance of Marx, Weber, Husserl and Schutz to the debates around Wittgenstein, Lyotard, Foucault and Jameson
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1933-
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O'Neill, John
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HM73
LC item number
.O55 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Social futures
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  • Postmodernism
  • Postmodernisme
  • Postmodernism
  • connaissance
  • altérité
Label
The poverty of postmodernism, John O'Neill
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the two politics of knowledge -- alterity and mutuality -- pt. I. The politics of disciplinary knowledge. 1. Postmodernism and (post) Marxism. 2. The therapeutic disciplines: from Parsons to Foucault. 3. The disciplinary society: from Weber to Foucault. 4. The phenomenological concept of modern knowledge and the utopian method of Marxist economics. 5. Orphic Marxism -- pt. II. The politics of mutual knowledge. 6. 'Posting' modernity: Bell and Jameson on the social bond -- with an allegory of the body politic. 7. On the regulative idea of a critical social science. 8. Mutual knowledge. 9. The mutuality of science and common sense: an essay on political trust -- Conclusion: the common-sense case against post-rationalism
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
205 pages
Isbn
9780415116879
Lccn
94007260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30030480
  • (OCoLC)ocm30030480
Label
The poverty of postmodernism, John O'Neill
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the two politics of knowledge -- alterity and mutuality -- pt. I. The politics of disciplinary knowledge. 1. Postmodernism and (post) Marxism. 2. The therapeutic disciplines: from Parsons to Foucault. 3. The disciplinary society: from Weber to Foucault. 4. The phenomenological concept of modern knowledge and the utopian method of Marxist economics. 5. Orphic Marxism -- pt. II. The politics of mutual knowledge. 6. 'Posting' modernity: Bell and Jameson on the social bond -- with an allegory of the body politic. 7. On the regulative idea of a critical social science. 8. Mutual knowledge. 9. The mutuality of science and common sense: an essay on political trust -- Conclusion: the common-sense case against post-rationalism
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
205 pages
Isbn
9780415116879
Lccn
94007260
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30030480
  • (OCoLC)ocm30030480

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