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The third upholds The main thesis of Postmodernism, Reason and Religion is that we face three ideological options at the present time. Will rated it liked it Jul 05, They are religious fundamentalism, postmodern relativism, and enlightenment rationalism.

Postmodernism, Reason and Religion by Ernest Gellner

He proposes that this option only works on assumption of inner compromise, and a separation of truth taken seriously as opposed to truth used as cultural decoration. Postmodernism, Reason and Religion by Ernest Gellner. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

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Povilas Ha rated it liked it Jun 19, MeinertJohn T. On questions of faith and by extension truththere are three main ideological options available to us, Gellner argues. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. In Association with Bibliophile Postmodernsm Asia.

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Faisal Buzdar rated it liked posmodernism Sep 11, JM rated it it was amazing Apr 07, His strangely muted opinions might also have had something to do with the fact that this book was ;ostmodernism intended as a collaboration with a Muslim academic, Akbar Ahmed.

As this was written in the early s, Gellner’s views reaason fundamentalism and specifically Islamic fundamentalism are dated and of little relevance to anyone trying to understand the present and continuing worldwide surge in Islamic terrorism – Gellner is instead mostly concerned with the Iranian Revolution.

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Gellner finds the explanation in the relationship between high culture and low culture within Islam, where the high culture, previously the achievement of the minority, has now become the pervasive culture of the entire society. Huston Smith – – Faith and Philosophy 12 3: Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of In Spite of the Gellher. Aug 04, Anubha rated it liked it.

Gellner comes close to polemics at times, and these are the only parts of the book that are genuinely enjoyable to read. As I’m personally a strong adherent of the third of the above mentioned options, enlightenment rationalism, Religioon came away a geplner disappointed in what little Gellner had to say about it especially since Gellner was a rationalist himself.

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