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The Truth about the Truth

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The Truth about the Truth by Walt Anderson
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Aug 30, 1995 | 272 Pages
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    Aug 30, 1995 | 272 Pages

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Table Of Contents

The Truth About TruthIntroduction: What’s Going On Here?
PART ONE. IN AND OUT OF THE GRAND HOTEL

Themes and Definitions
1. Steinar Kvale: Themes of Postmodernity
2. Charles Jencks: What Is Post-Modernism?
3. Umberto Eco: “I Love You Madly,” He Said Self-consciously

The Construction of Reality
4. Ernest Becker: The Fragile Fiction
5. Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann: The Dehumanized World
6. Michel Foucault: Strategies of Power

Three Useful Inventions
7. Isaiah Berlin: The Idea of Pluralism
8. Roy Wagner: The Idea of Culture
9. Werner Sollors: The Idea of Ethnicity

PART TWO. ALL THAT IS SOLID MELTS INTO AIR

Symbols at Work and Play
10. Richard Shweder: Santa Claus on the Cross
11. Jean Baudrillard: The Map Precedes the Territory
12. Ernest Sternberg: The Economy of Icons
13. Jacques Derrida: The Play of Substitution
14. Stephen Katz: How to Speak and Write Postmodern

Different Kinds of Difference
15. James Davison Hunter: The Orthodox and the Progressive
16. Richard Rorty: Ironists and Metaphysicians
17. Pauline Marie Rosenau: Affirmatives and Skeptics
18. Walter Truett Anderson: Four Different Ways to Be Absolutely Right
19. bell hooks: Postmodern Blackness

PART THREE. SELF, SEX AND SANITY

The Pluralistic Person, The Disappearing Self
20. Robert Jay Lifton: The Protean Style
21. Kenneth J. Gergen: The Healthy, Happy Human Being Wears Many Masks
22. Connie Zweig: The Death of the Self in the Postmodern World

Sex and Gender
23. Maureen O’Hara: Constructing Emancipatory Realities
24. William Simon: The Postmodernization of Sex and Gender

Reconstructing Psychology
25. Stanley Krippner and Michael Winkler: Studying Consciousness in the Postmodern Age
26. Maureen O’Hara and Walter Truett Anderson: Psychotherapy’s Own Identity Crisis

PART FOUR. FAITH AND FREEDOM

Science without Scientism
27. Howard Gardner: Gifted Worldmakers
28. Thomas Kuhn: Scientists and Their Worldviews
29. Paul Feyerabend: Anything Goes

Religion in the Age of Disbelief
30. Huston Smith: Postmodernism and the World’s Religions
31. Martin Marty: Religio-Secular Society
32. Arthur Schlesinger, Jr.: The Opening of the American Mind
33. Vaclav Havel: The Search for Meaning in a Global Civilization

Epilogue: The End and Beginning of Enlightenment
Notes
Contributors

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