The Threat to Reason


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This is a vital defence of the Enlightenment as a democratic force against state and corporation. Today's media commentators and politicians constantly enlist the language and prestige of the historical Enlightenment to defend western science and rationality from its irrational enemies. Evangelicals, post-modernists, and Islamists, are on the march, they say. Yet, in exploring how the Enlightenment continues to operate as a powerful guiding principle in Western politics, The Threat to Reason reveals how the truly pressing threats to free inquiry reside within the allegedly enlightened institutions of state and corporation. For them, the potential of Enlightenment ideas is implicated in the maintenance and furthering of neoliberal market values, while the permanent war envisaged by American state planners transforms the Enlightenment into a resource for establishing information dominance.

Title:: The Threat to Reason


Categories: Political & Social Thought,

Publisher: Verso: 2007-06-18

ISBN Number:: 1844671526

ISBN Number: 13: 9781844671526

Binding:: Hardcover

Book Condition:: New

Seller ID:: 20070607113008