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As this was written in the early s, Gellner’s views on fundamentalism and specifically Islamic fundamentalism are dated and of little relevance to anyone trying to understand the present and continuing worldwide surge in Islamic terrorism – Gellner is instead mostly concerned with the Iranian Revolution. Anthony rated it really liked it Mar 16, Quotes from Postmodernism, Re Brendan McSherry rated it really liked it Apr 02, The third upholds The main thesis of Postmodernism, Reason and Religion is that we face three ideological options at the present time.

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. Postmodern Rationality, Social Criticism, and Religion.

They are religious fundamentalism, postmodern relativism, and enlightenment rationalism. Povilas Ha rated it liked it Jun 19, Braidotti – – Theory, Culture and Society 25 6: This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Austin Mann rated it really liked it Dec 31, MeinertJohn T. Postmodernism, Reason and Religion by Ernest Gellner.

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That section alone gets four stars maybe even five, if it hadn’t been for the dense style. History of Western Philosophy. The third upholds the view that there is a unique truth, but denies that any society can be firmly in possession of it. Monthly downloads Sorry, there are not enough data points to plot this chart.

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Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Postmkdernism questions of faith and by extension truththere are three main ideological options available to us, Gellner argues.

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Levan Ramishvili rated it liked it Mar 10, Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. 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.

May 17, Harrison rated it it was amazing Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. The Best Books of Kristina rated it really liked it Sep 05, This entry has no external links. Smith – – Faith and Philosophy 17 4: Religious Studies 29 2: No trivia or quizzes yet. 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.

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Will rated it liked it Jul 05, However, the fact that Gellner so utterly destroys postmodernism in about 50 pages or so more than makes up for the other shortcomings.

Mark rated it it was ok May 15, 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. Chris rated it it was amazing May 26, Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive? 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.

How can we account for the extraordinary strength of Islam in the modern world? Books by Ernest Gellner. This despite the text being almost a quarter century old.

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