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The Fullness of Knowing: Modernity and Postmodernity from Defoe to Gadamer
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The Fullness of Knowing: Modernity and Postmodernity from Defoe to Gadamer (Paperback)

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Postmodern thinkers have demonstrated the fragmentation of the Enlightenment understanding of the self, society, and nature; for many, however, the postmodern alternatives--the pursuit of individual self-definition, utter skepticism regarding the relation between language and reality, or the embrace of ideological power--are unconvincing. In The Fullness of Knowing , by placing the most promising postmodern insights in dialogue with eighteenth-century critics of the Enlightenment, Daniel Ritchie argues that we can begin to overcome post-Enlightenment fragmentation without abandoning either coherence (as many postmoderns have done) or the valid insights of modern and postmodern thought (as many traditionalists have done).

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsChristianityChristian theology Publisher: Baylor University Press Publication Date: 01/07/2010 ISBN-13: 9781602583313  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Daniel E. Ritchie is Professor of English and Founding Director of the Humanities Program at Bethel University in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is the author of Reconstructing Literature in an Ideological Age: A Biblical Poetics and Literary Studies from Milton to Burke, and the editor of two collections on Edmund Burke: Further Reflections on the Revolution in France, and Edmund Burke: Appraisals and Applications. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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