Postfoundationalism is a theory of epistemology denoting a rejection of an assumed or given authority for a specific action or belief, but arguing, in dialectical fashion, for a rationale for action or belief.[1] The term was originally used in philosophical theology,[2] although since that time it has been used in wider philosophical discourse.


  1. ^ Page, James S. (2008) Peace Education: Exploring Ethical and Philosophical Foundations. Charlotte: Information Age Publishing. ISBN 978-1-59311-889-1. pp. 19, 186. Summary Archived 2008-12-29 at the Wayback Machine. Chapter details
  2. ^ Van Huyssteen, J.W. (1997) Essays in Postfoundationalist Theology Grand Rapids: Eerdmans