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ERIC Number: EJ1097254
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0007-8034
Rhetoric in Reality: Postmodernism Viewed from Outer Space
Werner, Maximilian
CEA Forum, v35 n1 Win-Spr 2006
This article discusses the fundamental difference between the poststructuralist and evolutionary perspective of the postmodern emphasis on multiculturalism. The author discusses how Michael Foucault's relativistic view of the episteme is useful to the extent that it describes how individuals and groups of people generate knowledge, but because it does not recognize how that narrative reflects and is informed by our biological or shared human nature, ultimately the theory does little more than maintain the status quo. The author contends that Darwinian evolutionary theory offers the truest basis with which to deal with the perils and opportunities of being human, as that awareness affects not only the work of teachers and scholars, but also our relationship with the nature which binds us to life on this decreasingly commodious sphere.
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Language: English
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