ISBN 9781741755220,The Trouble with Theory

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ISBN 9781741755220
Publisher

Viva Education Private Ltd

Publication Year 2008
ISBN-13

ISBN 9781741755220

ISBN-10 1741755220
Binding

Paper Back

Number of Pages 224 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Literature fiction

In the wake of two decades in which postmodern theory has become very popular in university humanities and social science departments around the world, Gavin Kitching claims that postmodernism is causing harm to students intellectually.

Postmodern theory has engaged the hearts and heads of the brightest students because of its apparent political and social radicalism. Yet Kitching writes: "At the heart of postmodernism is very poor, deeply confused, and misbegotten philosophy. As a result even the very best students who fall under its sway produce radically incoherent ideas about language, meaning, truth, and reality."

This is not another conservative attack on postmodern theory. Rather, it is a carefully considered analysis from a dedicated university teacher who is convinced that we have gone terribly astray. He analyzes why typical postmodern theoretical approaches simply aren't effective tools for dealing with the realities of people and their activities, and he describes the philosophical confusion that lies at the heart of the problem. He also demonstrates the political implications for students, their universities, and society when students learn to use poorly constructed arguments as the basis of their writing.

The Trouble with Theory is essential reading for all students writing a thesis in the humanities and the social sciences and for their teachers

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