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By Peter Brooker

ISBN-10: 0340807016

ISBN-13: 9780340807019

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I have argued that the distinctive feature of the contemporary mind as evidenced by frontier thinking in science, philosophy, theology, and the arts is its acceptance of reality as unordered in any objective way that man’s mind can discern. This acceptance separates the Postmodern Mind from both the Modern Mind, which assumed that reality is objectively ordered, and the Christian mind, which assumed it to be regulated by an inscrutable but beneficent will. It remains only to add my personal suspicion that the change from the vision of reality as ordered to unordered has brought Western man to as sharp a fork in history as he has faced.

The sun’s daily cycle, a raven’s flight, mossy oaks, and water gushing from a glade would look familiar enough, but the meanings they carried for his new associates would be different. Each would think he knew what constitutes common sense and human normality, but their common sense would differ from his and their normality might seem to him abnormal. Questioning everything they took for granted and astonished that they did not see how much their conclusions were controlled by arbitrary assumptions, he would find everything he took for granted similarly called into question.

It affects their views of everything. This leads directly to Wittgenstein, for his “forms of life” claim for language and praxis the suzerainty that historicism allots to time. Meaning derives from the interlocking complex of verbal and nonverbal practices that constitute society. To the extent that societies differ, the meanings they generate and legitimize likewise differ. How is it possible to get from the colloquialisms of actual speech to the universals that (metaphysicians would have us believe) hold cross-culturally?

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