Pragmatism, Technology, and the Persistence of the Postmodern (Hardcover)

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Is postmodernity over? Does postmodernism still have anything important to say? Pragmatism, Technology, and the Persistence of the Postmodern argues "yes" to both. Despite the claims of a number of scholars that "postmodern" is over and done with, Andrew Wells Garnar demonstrates its continued relevance by carefully examining the use of information and communication technologies. These technologies illustrate many important postmodern concepts, thus showing the continued significance of postmodern philosophy. Garnar reconstructs these concepts with the tools of classical pragmatism. By engaging with pragmatists as well as with the thought of Jean-Fran ois Lyotard, Albert Borgmann, and others, this book produces a revitalized vision of both pragmatism and the postmodern. This version of pragmatism reflects the tenor of the times in a more nuanced way, while also showing how the postmodern continues to play out in contemporary life. Pragmatism, Technology, and the Persistence of the Postmodern shows how a pragmatic conception of technology opens up possibilities for working within postmodernity to materially address social and technical problems.

About the Author


Andrew Wells Garnar earned his Ph.D. from Virginia Tech.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781498597593
ISBN-10: 1498597599
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: July 15th, 2020
Pages: 192
Language: English
 
 

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