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Tradition and Discovery: The Polanyi Society Periodical

Volume 21, Issue 1, 1994/1995

E. M. Adams
Pages 45-50

Poteat on Modern Culture and Critical Philosophy

While agreeing with Poteat that the modern Western culture has gone awry in a humanly destructive way, the paper contends tha the culprit was not, as Poteat claims, Enlightenment critical philosophy, but the materialistic values of the bourgeois form of life and the puritanical view of knowledge and the naturalistic worldview that they generated. Accordingly, the solution proposed is not Poteat's unreflected experience and commonsense worldview but a shift to a humanistic culture-generating stance and a critical humanistic philosophy.

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