Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault
Verhaegh, Marcus, Independent Review
* Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault By Stephen R. C. Hicks Tempe, Ariz.: Scholargy, 2004. Pp. v, 230. $29.95 cloth, $18.95 paperback.
In Explaining Postmodernism, Stephen R. C. Hicks seeks to explain the nature of contemporary anticapitalist movements, giving particular attention to their potential origin in modern thought. He attempts to demonstrate the way in which "postmodern" ideas have more illustrious roots in the Western intellectual tradition than one might expect-to the detriment of that tradition. As the subtitle suggests, he marks Rousseau as a notably significant historical origin in this regard. However, he rightly takes his …
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Publication information: Article title: Explaining Postmodernism: Skepticism and Socialism from Rousseau to Foucault. Contributors: Verhaegh, Marcus - Author. Journal title: Independent Review. Volume: 10. Issue: 2 Publication date: Fall 2005. Page number: 299+. © 2009 Independent Institute. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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