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Pragmatism, Technology, and the Persistence of the Postmodern

by Andrew Wells Garnar

Pragmatism, Technology, and the Persistence of the Postmodern Synopsis

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-Francois 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.

Pragmatism, Technology, and the Persistence of the Postmodern Press Reviews

Garnar presents a strong argument that our understanding of technology during postmodernity will require an ongoing conversation between classical pragmatism and the architects of postmodern thought. Extensively researched, clearly presented, and highly recommended.--Larry A. Hickman, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Book Information

ISBN: 9781498597593
Publication date: 15th July 2020
Author: Andrew Wells Garnar
Publisher: Lexington Books
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 192 pages
Categories: Western philosophy, from c 1900 -,

About Andrew Wells Garnar

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

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