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Historical critique of philosophical universalism through Foucault and Rorty

Boyle, Douglas Vivian. 2002, Historical critique of philosophical universalism through Foucault and Rorty, M.A. thesis, School of Social and International Studies, Deakin University.


Title Historical critique of philosophical universalism through Foucault and Rorty
Author Boyle, Douglas Vivian.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Social and International Studies
Faculty Faculty of Arts
Degree name M.A.
Date submitted 2002
Keyword(s) Foucault, Michel - Criticism and interpretation
Rorty, Richard - Criticism and interpretation
Mind and body
Summary This thesis examines the critiques of modern philosophy by Foucault and Rorty, which use genealogical and philosophical arguments against the notion of universal truths being fundamental to knowledge. They promote the idea of the autonomy of the self, and the use of discourse to generate pragmatic action within society.
Language eng
Description of original vii, 212 p. ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 190
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30026699

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