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Introduction: Knowledge and Postmodernism in Historical Perspective

WithJoyce Appleby, Elizabeth Covington, David Hoyt, Michael Latham, Allison Sneider

I am sure that it has not escaped your notice that we live in an era of posts. The buildings going up around us are postmodern; our age is postindustrial; our literary criticism, poststructural; our sociology, postpositivist; our political science, postbehavioral; our philosophy, postanalytical. Clearly, ours is an age that knows where it has been and needs to assert that it is no longer there.