Belief and Resistance: Dynamics of Contemporary Intellectual Controversy Barbara Herrnstein Smith

ISBN: 9780674064928

Published: April 30th 1997

Paperback

221 pages


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Belief and Resistance: Dynamics of Contemporary Intellectual Controversy  by  Barbara Herrnstein Smith

Belief and Resistance: Dynamics of Contemporary Intellectual Controversy by Barbara Herrnstein Smith
April 30th 1997 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 221 pages | ISBN: 9780674064928 | 7.11 Mb

Truth, reason, and objectivity - can we survive without them? What happens to law, science, and the pursuit of social justice when such ideas and ideals are rejected? These questions are at the heart of the controversies between traditionalists andMoreTruth, reason, and objectivity - can we survive without them? What happens to law, science, and the pursuit of social justice when such ideas and ideals are rejected?

These questions are at the heart of the controversies between traditionalists and postmodernists that Barbara Herrnstein Smith examines in her wide-ranging new book, which also offers an original perspective on the perennial - perhaps eternal - clash of belief and skepticism, on our need for intellectual stability and our experience of its inevitable disruption.



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