Manifesto of New Realism

Manifesto of New Realism - SUNY Series in Contemporary Italian Philosophy

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Synopsis

Philosophical realism has taken a number of different forms, each applied to different topics and set against different forms of idealism and subjectivism. Maurizio Ferraris's Manifesto of New Realism takes aim at postmodernism and hermeneutics, arguing against their emphasis on reality as constructed and interpreted. While acknowledging the value of these criticisms of traditional, dogmatic realism, Ferraris insists that the insights of postmodernism have reached a dead end. Calling for the discipline to turn its focus back to truth and the external world, Ferraris's manifesto—which sparked lively debate in Italy and beyond—offers a wiser realism with social and political relevance.

Book information

ISBN: 9781438453781
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Imprint: SUNY Press
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Language: English
Number of pages: 124
Weight: 227g
Height: 229mm
Width: 152mm
Spine width: 25mm