Abstract

This essay is a response to comments made by Shane Phelan, Cheshire Calhoun, and Naomi Scheman on my book The Play of Reason: From the Modern to the Postmodern (1999). I reiterate my belief that we best approach the issue of consensus and dissension in second-order justifications of social and political claims not philosophically but sociologically, politically, historically. I suggest similar approaches for dealing with the question of meaning. This move signals an endorsement not of indifference but rather of commitment and humility.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2001
Print ISSN
0887-5367
Pages
pp. 86-90
Launched on MUSE
2001-02-01
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2009
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