Faith in the Enlightenment?

Faith in the Enlightenment?

The Critique of the Enlightenment Revisited

eBook - 2006
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One of the urgent tasks of modern philosophy is to find a path between the rationalism of the Enlightenment and the relativism of postmodernism. Rationalism alone cannot suffice to solve today's problems, but neither can we dispense with reasonable critique. The task is to find ways to broaden the scope of rational thought without losing its critical power. The first part of this volume explores the ideas of Enlightenment philosophers and shows nuances often absent from the common view of the Enlightenment. The second part deals with some of the modern heirs of Enlightenment, such as Durkheim, Habermas, and Derrida. In the third part this volume looks at alternatives to Enlightenment thought in West European, Russian and Buddhist philosophy. Part four provides, over against the Enlightenment, a new starting point for the philosophy of religion in thinking about human beings, God, and the description of phenomena.
Publisher: Amsterdam ; New York : Rodopi, 2006
ISBN: 9781429456180
1429456183
9789042020672
9042020679
9789401203364
9401203369
9042020679
9789042020672
Characteristics: 1 online resource (368 pages)
Additional Contributors: Boeve, L. (Lieven)

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