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Critical Reflections on Postmodern Thought: Limitations of the ‘Postmodern Turn’

  • Simon Susen

Abstract

The systematic analysis of the impact of the ‘postmodern turn’ on the social sciences is a contradictory endeavour. Supporters of postmodern thought are suspicious of the imposition of ‘logocentric’1 principles — such as ‘structure’, ‘coherence’, and ‘conclusiveness’. From their perspective, the attempt to give a comprehensive and thematically organized account of postmodern thought, permitting to draw rationally guided and conceptually sophisticated conclusions from such a methodical undertaking, constitutes — at best — an amusing investigative irony or — at worst — a misguided explorative venture whose motivational starting point is little more than a contradiction in terms.

Keywords

Critical Reflection Language Game Grand Narrative Modern Project Contemporary Social Science 
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© Simon Susen 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  • Simon Susen
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  1. 1.City University LondonUK

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