Rediscovering Values: Coming to Terms with Postmodernism

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M.E. Sharpe, 1997 - 179 oldal
This book is not a defense of "family values," but a plea to reorient our thinking, turn our attention away from ourselves, and wake up to the world and others that surround and sustain us, and at times threaten us as well. Curtler argues that the objective ground of values is to be found in the way they command our approval, regardless of cultural and personal tastes. Values, as they are conceived here, exist in the common world, and emerge and are experienced in varying social contexts. In the end, it is these values that provide a common ground between postmodern thinkers and their critics and ought properly to be the focus of educational theory.

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Curtler (philosophy, Southwest State Univ.) finds philosophical error responsible for many of the world's problems, arguing that because influential thinkers deny that values are objective, they ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása

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Inverted Consciousness and
11
The Postmodern Challenge
27
The Rejection of Values
53
What Are Values?
76
Values in the Arts
102
Greatness in Literature
126
Values and the Great Conversation
145
Postscript In Defense of Values
163
Bibliography
169
Index
175
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88. oldal - And my poor fool is hang'd! No, no, no life! Why should a dog, a horse, a rat, have life, And thou no breath at all? Thou'lt come no more, Never, never, never, never, never!
49. oldal - What makes power hold good, what makes it accepted, is simply the fact that it doesn't only weigh on us as a force that says no, but that it traverses and produces things, it induces pleasure, forms of knowledge, produces discourse. It needs to be considered as a productive network which runs through the whole social body, much more than as a negative instance whose function is repression.
35. oldal - The opinion which is fated to be ultimately agreed to by all who investigate, is what we mean by the truth, and the object represented in this opinion is the real.
76. oldal - But value dwells not in particular will ; It holds his estimate and dignity As well wherein 'tis precious of itself As in the prizer...
32. oldal - There is only a perspective seeing, only a perspective 'knowing'; and the more affects we allow to speak about one thing, the more eyes, different eyes, we can use to observe one thing, the more complete will our 'concept' of this thing, our 'objectivity,
34. oldal - That the only justifiable interpretation of the world should be one in which you are justified because one can continue to work and do research scientifically in your sense (you really mean, mechanistically?) - an interpretation that permits counting, calculating, weighing, seeing, and touching, and nothing more - that is a crudity and naivete, assuming that it is not a mental illness, an idiocy.
64. oldal - The other, which is beyond language and which summons language, is perhaps not a 'referent' in the normal sense which linguists have attached to this term. But to distance oneself thus from the habitual structure of reference, to challenge or complicate our common assumptions about it, does not amount to saying that there is nothing beyond language.

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