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A philosophical position which rejects foundationalism, i.e. it rejects the need to ground philosophy. Anti-foundationalist philosophers are often accused of being nihilists or moral relativists because their position cannot claim any absolute ground on which to base itself. This is exacerbated, too, by its refusal of metaphysical categories such as truth, which might be used in place of absolute grounds. However, while it is true that anti-foundationalism is susceptible to these charges, that does not mean the position is an empty one. Noted anti-foundationalist philosophers include Richard Rorty and Stanley Fish.

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies.

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