The Failure of Modernism: The Cartesian Legacy and Contemporary Pluralism

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Brendan Sweetman
CUA Press, 1999 - Philosophy - 269 pages
The contributors to The Failure of Modernism are influenced by the view that modernism has failed, and most of the essays attempt to critique specific features of modernism, often from a more traditional perspective. Modernism in philosophy is characterized by skepticism and anti-realism in epistemology, and by relativism in ethics and politics.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
An Interactionist Difficulty
22
Descartes Mathematics and Music
35
On the Aristotelian Heritage of John of Damascus
58
Realism Rejected
72
Was Maritain a CryptoMachiavellian?
87
Richard Hooker as Source of
101
Jacques Maritain Thomism
141
Deconstruction OntoTheology
199
The Postmodern Notion of Freedom
212
The PseudoProblem of Skepticism
228
A Critique of Social Construct Theory
242
Epilogue
259
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