By Nicholas Capaldi
Analytic philosophy has been a dominant highbrow move within the twentieth century and a mirrored image of the cultural pre-eminence of scientism. in line with analytic philosophy's bizarre reticence (and lack of ability) to debate itself, this publication offers its first entire background and critique.
The crucial point within the analytic dialog has been the Enlightenment Project: the attract an self reliant human cause, freed of any greater authority and channeling itself via technological know-how as its privileged device. This centrality is confirmed through systematically reading its presence and improvement within the philosophy of technology, metaphysics, epistemology, language, psychology, social technological know-how, ethics, political philosophy, and the background of philosophy. This trip highlights the inner logical disintegration of that venture. Post-modern relativism is its ordinary offspring and never a doable substitute.
The Enlightenment Project's notion of actual technology is faulty; this faulty belief of actual technological know-how renders the analytic notion of social technological know-how, philosophical psychology, and epistemology faulty; and that faulty perception of the human situation ends up in faulty conceptions of either ethical and political philosophy, in particular the assumption of social engineering or social expertise.
in the course of the e-book, another perception of philosophy is offered as a fashion out of the abyss of study, an alternate that reconnects philosophy with the mainstream of Western civilization and initiates the method of supplying a coherent cultural narrative.
This publication can be of specific curiosity to any refined reader desirous about the shortcoming of a coherent cultural narrative.