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The edge of reason

How can we use reason?

By Steve Fuller  

There are two ways to think about “the edge of reason.” Let us start with the most obvious way, the one that has been under attack from an array of unlikely bedfellows in recent years, ranging from evolutionary psychologists to postmodern philosophers. For them, “the edge of reason” gestures menacingly towards what lies on the other side of reason—so-called “unreason,” a realm of error…

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