|Title:||Knowing and Value: Toward a Constructive Postmodern Epistemology (SUNY series in Constructive Postmodern Thought)|
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|Publisher:||SUNY Press (October 7, 1998)|
This book points toward a postmodern approach to knowing that moves beyond the tired choice between dogma and skepticism. Its key deconstructive aim is to help contemporary philosophers see that their paralyzing modern epistemological gap is a myth. Its positive outcome, however, reverses the identification of postmodern with deconstruction rather than construction, with the end of philosophy rather than renewal in philosophy. Knowing and Value begins by tracing how we got here, and argues that much of our modern dilemma rests on choices that might have gone otherwise. Modern thought, finally free from premodern excesses of belief, immediately fell prey to excesses of doubt. This book points toward a postmodern approach to knowing that moves beyond the tired choice between dogma and skepticism.
Series: Something and Value (2), SUNY Series in Constructive Postmodern Thought. Its key deconstructive aim is to help contemporary philosophers see that their paralyzing modern "epistemological gap" is a myth. The book also examines the principal ways moderns (positivists, idealists, existentialists, and pragmatists) have tried to cope with the supposed epistemological gap-each without success, but with every failure leaving resources for rebuilding. In a constructive climax, the book shows how an ecological worldview, emphasizing real relations (the view proposed in its predecessor volume, Being and Value) can heal the needless ruptures on which modern epistemic maladies depend.
It is extremely important that we have a constructive postmodern ethics, a la Ferré. - Daniel Dombrowski, author of Kazantzakis and God. About the Author. Frederick Ferré is Professor Emeritus at The University of Georgia. He is the author of many books, including Being and Value and Knowing and Value, both published by SUNY Press.
Being and Value: Toward Constructive Postmodern Metaphysics (SUNY Series in Constructive Postmodern Thought) (Suny Series, Constructive Postmodern Thought). Being and Value begins with a discussion on metaphysics,. Being and Value begins with a discussion on metaphysics, showing the vital relationship between human life and the philosophical placement of value, and emphasizing the current transition from the old mechanical worldview to the postmodern alternative inspired by ecology.
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Frederick Ferré, Knowing and Value: Toward a Constructive Postmodern Epistemology (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1998), pp. 314–73. 19. Immanuel Kant, Critique of Practical Reason, trans. Ferré, Knowing and Value, op. ci. pp. 146–56. 54. Whitehead, Religion in the Making, op. p. 11. oogle Scholar.
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