FOUNDATIONAL PREMISES OF THE ENLIGHTENMENT

 

1. AUTONOMOUS REASON (e.g., KANT)

 

2. ABSOLUTE OBJECTIVITY IN THE SCIENTIFIC ENTERPRISE

 

3. ONLY THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD CAN YIELD TRUE TRUTH --IT MUST BE APPLIED TO ALL CATEGORIES OF THE ACADEMY

 

4. MATHEMATICS IS AUTONOMOUS

 

       THREE PREMISES OF THE MODERN MIND

 

1. EPISTEMOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONALISM

 

 

2. REPRESENTATIONAL EXPRESSIVE THEORY OF LANGUAGE

 

 

3. ATOMISTIC REDUCTIONISM

 

 

          THREE PILLARS OF POSTMODERNISM

 

1. HOLISTIC EPISTEMOLOGY

 

 

2. RELATION OF MEANING TO ‘USE’ IN THE PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE--WITTGENSTEIN’S LANGUAGE GAME

 

 

3. ORGANIC PANTHEISTIC VIEW OF THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY IN SOCIOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY, POLITICS, HISTORY, RELIGION, PHILOSOPHY, SCIENCE

 

Dr. James D. Strauss, Lincoln, IL