By Nancey Murphy
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I thank William Alston and the participants at that conference for helpful suggestions. I thank Dennis Patterson at the School of Law, Rutgers University, for his encouragement in pursuing this project. Were it not for him, I would have given up the attempt to capture the term ‘postmodern’ to describe the changes in Anglo-American thought that are examined here. Finally, thanks to the staff of Westview Press for their cheerful and efficient help. Nancey Murphy Introduction Stanley Fish introduces Doing What Comes Naturally1 by warning the reader that the essays, though ostensibly on a variety of topics, all say the same thing.
Michael H. McCarthy points out that when the sense of a sentence is made dependent on individual feelings or beliefs, it loses its ability to provide a basis for collaboration. “If shared inquiry is to be possible, there must be a common ground of objective meaning independent of the psychological reactions of the participants. ”10 Here we find another instance of the drive for universal agreement that lies behind foundationalism. ’ However, he understood the sense of a word in terms of the contribution it makes to the truth of sentences, and the truth of sentences, for Frege, depended only on its reference—so reference returned through the back door.
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Anglo-american Postmodernity: Philosophical Perspectives On Science, Religion, And Ethics by Nancey Murphy