The ‘human being’ and ‘humanism’ have become thoroughly contested terms and widely denounced from a range of intellectual positions from behaviorism to post-modernism. After outlining some elements of the anti-humanist critique, the paper attempts to mount a defence. It concludes by suggesting some of the elements for a ‘critical humanism’, and suggests that postmodernism and humanism need not be incompatible.
Plummer, K. (2002), "Critical humanism in a post-modern world", Denzin, N.K. (Ed.) Studies in Symbolic Interaction (Studies in Symbolic Interaction, Vol. 25), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 293-303. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0163-2396(02)80053-9Download as .RIS
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