"The book offers a sustained critique of a particular, postmodern-flavored, Rorty-inspired version of relativism/constructivism. That critique is powerful and on the whole highly effective."--Nortre Dame Philosophical Review
"Lucid and effective...For those prepared to follow its careful and sensible arguments, Fear of Knowledge
should be a welcome addition to the literature."--Simon Blackburn, Times Literary Supplement
"This is a book that can be read in an afternoon and thought about for a lifetime."--Wall Street Journal
"His analysis is something of a tour de force: subtle and original enough to attract the attention of professional philosophers but accessible enough to be read by anyone with an interest in the subject. The result is one of the most readable works in philosophy in recent years."--Wall Street Journal
About the Author
is Silver Professor of Philosophy at New York University.