Political Theory and Postmodernism

Cambridge University Press (1991)
Abstract
Postmodernism has evoked great controversy and it continues to do so today, as it disseminates into general discourse. Some see its principles, such as its fundamental resistance to metanarratives, as frighteningly disruptive, while a growing number are reaping the benefits of its innovative perspective. In Political Theory and Postmodernism, Stephen K. White outlines a path through the postmodern problematic by distinguishing two distinct ways of thinking about the meaning of responsibility, one prevalent in modern and the other in postmodern perspectives. Using this as a guide, White explores the work of Heidegger, Foucault, Derrida, Lyotard, and Habermas, as well as 'difference' feminists, with the goal of showing how postmodernism can inform contemporary ethical-political reflection. In his concluding chapter, White examines how this revisioned postmodern perspective might bear on our thinking about justice.
Keywords Political science Philosophy  Political ethics  Postmodernism
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Call number JA71.W456 1991
ISBN(s) 0521401224   0521409489   9780521409483  
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Maeve Cooke (1993). Habermas and Consensus. European Journal of Philosophy 1 (3):247-267.
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