Reply: Beyond Optimism and Pessimism, Praise and Blame

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Title: Reply: Beyond Optimism and Pessimism, Praise and Blame
Authors: Buttimer, Anne
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Date: 1991
Online since: 2019-06-06T10:50:44Z
Abstract: “Apocalypse Now and Not Yet” is a nicely written essay even if any direct connections with my paper on geography and humanism are hard to fathom. “The Search for Humanism” addresses the paper, chapter and verse, but seems to have missed its spirit entirely. “Apocalypse” invites speculation on the future in discourse ranging from theology to science fiction, while the “search” fixes an inquisitorial gaze on the past, outraged about the disrespect shown for Enlightenment rationality and the apparently wanton flirtations with relativism and nihilism apparent in my interpretation of Western humanism.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Journal: Annals of the Association of American Geographers
Volume: 81
Issue: 2
Start page: 344
End page: 346
Keywords: HumanismHope
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8306.1991.tb01698.x
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Geography Research Collection

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