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Reason in the city of difference

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In the modernist city rationality ruled and subsumed difference in a logic of identity. In the postmodern city, reason is abandoned for an endless play of difference. Reason in the City of Difference poses an alternative to these extremes by drawing on classical American philosophical pragmatism (and its contemporary developments in feminism and the philosophy of communication) to explore the possibilities of a strengthening and deepening of reason in the contemporary city. This is a transactional rationality based on communication, rather than cognition, involving bodies as much as minds, and non-discursive, as well as discursive competences. It is a rationality that emerges out of difference and from within the city, rather than over and above it. Using pragmatist philosophy and a range of suggestive examples of urban scholarship, this fascinating book offers a new, alternative reading of the city.
The book cover is clean with minor scuffing at the edges of the front and back cover. There is a hand-written note on the half-title page, but otherwise all other pages are clean and bright.

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Author(s):
Gary Bridge
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
23.4cmx15.6cmx1cm
Edition:
First Edition 2005
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0415287677
ISBN-13:
9780415287678
Number of pages:
179
Publisher:
Routledge
Title:
Reason in the city of difference

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In the modernist city rationality ruled and subsumed difference in a logic of identity. In the postmodern city, reason is abandoned for an endless play of difference. Reason in the City of Difference poses an alternative to these extremes by drawing on classical American philosophical pragmatism (and its contemporary developments in feminism and the philosophy of communication) to explore the possibilities of a strengthening and deepening of reason in the contemporary city. This is a transactional rationality based on communication, rather than cognition, involving bodies as much as minds, and non-discursive, as well as discursive competences. It is a rationality that emerges out of difference and from within the city, rather than over and above it. Using pragmatist philosophy and a range of suggestive examples of urban scholarship, this fascinating book offers a new, alternative reading of the city.
The book cover is clean with minor scuffing at the edges of the front and back cover. There is a hand-written note on the half-title page, but otherwise all other pages are clean and bright.

Author(s):
Gary Bridge
Condition:
Used: good
Dimensions:
23.4cmx15.6cmx1cm
Edition:
First Edition 2005
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0415287677
ISBN-13:
9780415287678
Number of pages:
179
Publisher:
Routledge
Title:
Reason in the city of difference

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