Works Discussed in the Eassay:

        The Legitimacy of the Modern Age. By Hans Blumenberg (trsl. by Robert M Wallace). MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass. & London, 1984. Pp 676. 

        Relativism and the Social Sciences. By Ernest Gellner. Cambridge University Press, 1985. Pp 200. £22.00 (Hdbk)  

        The Politics at God's Funeral: The Spiritual Crisis of Western Civilisation. By Michael Harrington. Holt, Reinhart and Winston, New York, 1983 (Paperback ed. by Viking Penguin Inc., 1985). Pp 308.  

        The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge. By Jean-Francois Lyotard (trnsl. by G Bennington & F Jameson). Manchester University press, 1986. Pp 110. £8.95. 

        The Return of Grand Theory in the Human Sciences. Ed. by Quentin Skinner. Cambridge University Press, 1986. Pp 215.