First Published in Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. Jan 16, Postmodernism, Reason and Religion, by Ernest Gellner; Anthropology and Politics: Revolutions in the Sacred Grove, by Ernest Gellner. Read the full-text online edition of Postmodernism, Reason and Religion ().

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One is a return to the genuine and firm faith potsmodernism religious tradition. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The author is highly critical of this movement, arguing that postmodernism indulges in a kind of subjectivism as a form of expiation for the sins of colonialism.

Ratnamuthu Sugathan – – Manak Publications. Braidotti – – Theory, Culture and Society 25 6: In Postmodernism, Reason and ReligionErnest Gellner suggests that we face three ideological options at the present time: The whole book is only pages long. The Best Books of Science Logic and Mathematics. No keywords specified fix it. It is a superb source of stimulating ideas and sound judgement that will be of particular interest to students of sociology, anthropology, philosophy and Islamic studies.

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Sign in Create an account. John Macmurray – gsllner London: Jones – – Anthropology of Consciousness 17 2: Chris rated it it was amazing May 26, Quotes from Postmodernism, Re Request removal from index. Science, Religion, and the Meaning of Life and the Universe: Bagnall – – Educational Philosophy and Theory 34 1: He maintains that the objectivity pursued as an ideal by social science during the colonial period was in fact a tool of domination, and that a subjectivist relativism is a way of moving beyond that mode.


Postmodernism, Reason and Religion

Just very well may be. The book explores the strengths and weaknesses of the third option. Faisal Buzdar rated it liked it Sep 11, Alex Schulman rated it really liked it Jun 30, Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University’s proxy server Configure custom proxy use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy.

Postmodernism takes such a beating that there’s very little left to add once the dust has settled. As I’m personally a strong adherent of the third of the above mentioned options, enlightenment rationalism, I came away a bit disappointed in what little Gellner had to say about it especially since Gellner was a rationalist himself.

Andrew Schirmer rated it postmorernism liked it Jul 27, Tibi – – Theory, Culture and Society 12 1: Philosophy of Religion categorize this paper. Religious Studies 29 2: We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. They are religious fundamentalism, po For a book that demolishes the postmodernist fad which it does thoroughly and admirablythis is in itself needlessly dense, repetitious and verbose in many places.

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On questions of faith and by extension truththere are three main ideological options available to us, Gellner argues. JM rated it it was amazing Apr 07, A Polylectic of Reason in Hegel and Nietzsche. What is best about Gellner’s slim tellner, apart from his very learned style and biting wit, is his recognition of the appeal of religious fundamentalism not to just the masses but to intelligent and educated people as well.


Gellner’s attack on relativism makes up the middle section and the bulk of the book, and should be required reading for anyone deluded enough to think that postmodernism is still fashionable.

But he can’t refrain from delivering a few additional well-placed kicks to the beaten-beyond-all-recognition posterior of postmodernism, so at least there’s that. Another is the pursuit of a form of relativism which abandons the notion of truth and resigns itself to treating truth as relative to the society or culture in question.

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Books by Ernest Gellner. Looking for beautiful books? Reason and Subjectivity after Postmodernism. This entry has no external links. The third upholds the view that there is a unique truth, but denies that any society can be firmly in possession of it.