In Postmodern Sphistications: Philosophy, Architecture, and Tradition. Chicago: University of Chicago press. pp. 36 – 50 (1990)

David Kolb
Bates College
A discussion of whether Habermas as a representative modernist and Lyotard as a representative postmodern echo the ancient dispute between Plato and the Sophists. My conclusion is that they do not quite do so. Each is more complex and ancient dichotomy should be revised.
Keywords Habermas  Lyotard  Sophistry  Modernists  Postmodernist   rhetoric versus philosophy
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