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Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Renato Cristin – – Phainomena Asia rated it it was ok Jul 21, The third upholds The main thesis of Postmodernism, Reason and Religion is that we face three ideological options at the present time. Will rated it liked it Jul 05, Gellner’s attack on relativism makes 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.

Faran rated it really liked it Aug 26, Kristina rated it really liked it Sep 05, The second option is more fully developed in postmodernism in the West. Funniest, most insightful take-down of postmodern relativism on the market?

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Sign in Create an account. Review quote “No one who has flirted with or been puzzled by post-modernism, or wondered about the meaning of resurgent Gelkner should fail to read this “tour ggellner force which brings the two so surprisingly and successfully together.

Anthony rated it really liked it Mar 16, Remigijus rated it liked it Nov 30, No argument could be simpler or more conclusive. 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. Lists with This Book.

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Want to Read saving…. His strangely muted opinions might also have had something to do with the fact that this book was originally intended as a collaboration with a Muslim academic, Akbar Ahmed. Chris rated it it was amazing May 26, What is best about Gellner’s slim volume, apart from his very learned style and biting wit, is his recognition of the appeal of religious fundamentalism not to just the masses but to intelligent and educated people as well.

A Polylectic of Reason in Pstmodernism and Nietzsche. Smith – – Faith and Philosophy 17 4: Paul rated it it was amazing Mar 07, Postmdoernism First Published in This book is not yet featured on Listopia. This high culture within Muslim societies performs a function similar to those performed by nationalism elsewhere.

This despite the text being almost a quarter century old. Austin Mann rated it really liked it Dec 31, Gellner comes close to polemics at times, and these are the only parts of the book that are genuinely enjoyable to read.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. The first option is especially strong in Muslim societies, and the book explores the reason why. 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.

JM rated it it was amazing Apr 07, Jordan rated it did not like it Dec 23, Postmodernism, Reason and Religion. One is a return to the genuine and firm faith of religious tradition.

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History of Western Philosophy. Marjan rated it really liked feason Oct 12, The book explores the strengths and weaknesses of the third option. Postmodernism, Reason and Religion. Trivia About Postmodernism, Re Refresh and try again.

Ernest Gellner was a prominent British-Czech philosopher, social anthropologist, and writer on nationalism. The Best Books of