Leander Harding directs us to Polanyi, although after reading the article I continue to wonder if the reasserters truly understand the reappraising position. Why not Paul Feyerabend? Levinas? Charles Peirce? Rauschenbusch? Are Kierkegaard and Schleiermacher, truly nihilisitic? Isn't Zizek dealing with these sorts of questions? And has anyone read Bernard William's article "The Truth in Relativism"? Sadly, no. I, for one, gave up on post-modern thought several years ago because I think the issues are still about Marx, Smith and Keynes. And to some extent, Melanie Klein.
Harding demonstrates, alas, that there are few people who have philosophical skill in the reasserting camp but, perhaps, it is because there are so few among the reappraisers, who do not use the slow steady logic necessary to render the various controversies comprehensible.