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The second option is more fully developed in postmodernism in the West. Gellner finds the explanation in the relationship between high culture and low culture within Islam, where the high culture, previously the achievement of the minority, has now become the pervasive culture of the entire society.

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Levan Ramishvili rated it liked it Mar 10, 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.

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Just very well may be. Anthony rated it really liked it Mar 16, Funniest, most insightful take-down of postmodern relativism on the market? How can we account for the extraordinary postmidernism of Islam in the modern world? He maintains that the objectivity pursued as an ideal by social science during the colonial period was in religioh a tool of domination, and that a subjectivist relativism is a way of moving beyond that mode.


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Postmodernism, Reason and Religion by Ernest Gellner

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. However, the fact that Gellner so utterly destroys postmodernism in about 50 pages or so more than makes up for the other shortcomings.

The third upholds the view that there is a unique truth, but denies that any society can be firmly in possession of it. To ask other readers questions about Postmodernism, Reason and Religionplease sign up.

Andrew Schirmer rated it poatmodernism liked it Jul 27, The first option is especially strong in Muslim societies, and the book explores the reason why. Remigijus rated it liked it Nov 30, On questions of faith and by extension truththere are three main ideological options available to us, Gellner argues.


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