Reading Descartes Otherwise: Blind, Mad, Dreamy, and Bad

2014.05.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kyoo Lee, Reading Descartes Otherwise: Blind, Mad, Dreamy, and Bad, Fordham University Press, 2013, 219pp., $24.00 (pbk),
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2014.05.14 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Kyoo Lee, Reading Descartes Otherwise: Blind, Mad, Dreamy, and Bad, Fordham University Press, 2013, 219pp., $24.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780823244850. Reviewed by Dennis L. Sepper, University of Dallas Has Descartes never been modern? The most appropriate end to postmodernism and its methods -- postmodernism is not, after all, simply anti-modern, so it should not be surprising that it has its typical methods -- might be, as suggested by Bruno Latour, a dissolution of the very idea that anyone at all has been modern. To put the notion a bit more moderately, in substantive ways modernity is no simple matter of historical reality but a long-cultivated construction of intellectual history and philosophical historiography. Thus, if postmodernism as a movement is about to pass away or pass over into something else, the moment has come to ask whether even the father of modernity is finally ready to be seen as. . .

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