A Leftist Ontology: Beyond Relativism and Identity Politics
- Publish Date: 2009-07-17
- Binding: Paperback
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Rich with analyses of concepts from deconstruction, systems theory, and post- Marxism, with critiques of fundamentalist thought and the war on terror, this volume argues for developing a philosophy of being in order to overcome the quandary of postmodern relativism. Undergirding the contributions are the premises that ontology is a vital concept for philosophy today, that an acceptable leftist ontology must avoid the kind of identity politics that has dominated recent cultural studies, and that a new ontology must be situated within global capitalism.