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The Quest for Certainty,
By A Customer
This review is from: Cosmopolis: The Hidden Agenda of Modernity (Paperback)
Excellent analysis of the origins of modernity. Toulmin demonstrates how the discovery of 'scratch' has been made possible by history. Then, the same counts for the 'end of modernity'. That is where Toulmin unfortunately stops: as if this time were indeed the realization of postmodernity, and if that (pm), meant indeed the end of believe in scratch. It could have been better, but still: less than 5 stars would be an underrating because of its enormous importance to understanding why man of today thinks the way he thinks. Cosmopolis should be obligatory material for just *every* academic student.