The Persistence of Modernity

The Persistence of Modernity : Aesthetics, Ethics and Postmodernism

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In this timely new book Wellmer intervenes in the highly topical debates on modernity and post--modernity. Discussing the work of Adorno, Habermas, Peter Burger and Jean--Francois Lyotard, among others, he offers a penetrating analysis of the aesthetic, ethical and philosophical dimensions of the modern era. In opposition to those who view post--modernity as a sign of post--enlightenment, Wellmer makes a reasoned plea for a re--examination of the goals of emancipatory Enlightenment and explores its implications for the appreciation of modern art forms.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 236 pages
  • 166 x 234 x 23mm | 574g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745605389
  • 9780745605388

Table of contents

Introduction. 1. Truth, Semblance, Reconciliation: Adornoa s Aesthetic Redemption of Modernity. 2. The Dialectic of Modernism and Postmodernism: The Critique of Reason Since Adorno.
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a Albrecht Wellmer is one of the liveliest and most challenging German philosophers engaged in recent debates about modernity and postmodernity ... [a] rich and stimulating book ... essential reading.a Richard J. Bernstein, New School for Social Research a Contributes a good deal to the clarification of the issues currently being debated by theorists of post--modernity.a Political Studies
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About Albrecht Wellmer

Albrecht Wellmer was previously Professor of Philosophy at the University of Konstanz. He is published well, including his English publication of Critical Theory of Society.
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