Broken Dreams

Reflections on Reason, Knowledge, and Power

by T. Carlos Jacques (Author)
Monographs XII, 209 Pages


Broken Dreams is an exploration of the intellectual ambitions of traditional philosophy and their passing. The path of this journey is confined within the bounds of epistemology. The work presents a critical analysis of the conditions that must be satisfied to meet the requirements of a rational account of belief justification. It takes the reader from modern classical epistemology, in the form of foundationalism and coherentism, through the more recent efforts to naturalize epistemology, and concludes with an examination of the works of Bruno Latour and Michel Foucault. Epistemology thus gives way to genealogies of knowledge.


XII, 209
ISBN (Hardcover)
New York, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt/M., Paris, Wien, 1999. XII, 209 pp.

Biographical notes

T. Carlos Jacques (Author)

The Author: T. Carlos Jacques is presently Professor of Philosophy at the Instituto Superior de Serviço Social, in Lisbon, Portugal. He received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from York University, Toronto, Canada. He has published widely in journals and is currently engaged in research applying the conclusions of this work to a genealogy of Africanism.


Title: Broken Dreams