Thursday, October 7, 2010

Post Modern, Late Modern, High Modern Continuities

Tim Keller writes on the struggles that today's apologists face in light of "postmodern" ideology, which he sees more accurately as "late modern" and not as nearly at odds with modernity as most folks seem to think. Rather, the continuities reside in still present strands of Enlightment principles:
"The underlying thread that ties all this together is the inconceivability of a moral order based on an authority more fundamental than one's own reason or experience. That was the founding principle of the Enlightenment, and that is the cornerstone of the most recent generation. So how can we say the Enlightenment is over?"
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