Re[2]: PHIL: Postmodernist nonsense

Guru George (
Tue, 25 Mar 1997 19:47:28 GMT

On Tue, 25 Mar 1997 00:10:07 -0400
Steve Witham <> wrote:


>Yet in FrancoEuroAcademe it does seem to cling tenaciously. Maybe
>some sort of memetic evolutionarily stable strategy niche thing.
>You have to be there...?
What you said just there reminds me of the book Ernest Gellner wrote
recently, called Postmodernism, Reason and Religion (I think), in which
he sees these three intellectual trends as stable for the foreseeable
future. i.e., the Enlightenment is still going strong (Reason), but
disenchantment (real or feigned) with reason drives people either to PoMo
or fundamentalism.

Guru George