Some postmodernists criticize the view that the logics of Western thought can be employed universally. In doing so, they assume without adequate proof that different human societies have greatly different rationalities and employ completely different logics. This essay argues that, on the contrary, widely different cultures often share noteworthy similarities in rationality.
Postprint version. Published in Argumentation, Volume 18, 2004, pages 349-358.
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Harpine, W. D. (2004). Is modernism really modern? Uncovering a fallacy in postmodernism. Argumentation, 18(3), 349-358.
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