The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity

The Philosophical Discourse of Modernity : Twelve Lectures

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  • Paperback | 456 pages
  • 152 x 224 x 26mm | 662.26g
  • Polity Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
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  • name index, subject and title index
  • 0745608302
  • 9780745608303
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Introduction: Thomas McCarthy Preface 1. Modernity's Consciousness of Time and Its Need for Self-Reassurance 2. Hegel's Concept of Modernity Excursus on Schiller's "Letters on the Aesthetic Education of Man" 3. Three Perspectives: Left Hegelians, Right Hegelians, and Nietzsche Excursus on the Obsolence of the Production Paradigm 4. The Entry into Postmodernity: Nietzsche as a Turning Point 5. The Entwinement of Myth and Enlightenment: Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno 6. The Undermining of Western Rationalism through the Critique of Metaphysics: Martin Heidegger 7. Beyond a Temporalized Philosophy of Origins: Jacques Derrida's Critique of Phonocentrism Excursus on Leveling the Genre Distinction between Philosophy and Literature 8. Between Eroticism and General Economics: Georges Bataille 9. The Critique of Reason as an Unmasking of the Human Sciences: Michael Foucault 10. Some Questions Concerning the Theory of Power: Foucault Again 11. An Alternative Way out of the Philosophy of the Subject: Communicative versus Subject-Centred Reason Excursus on Cornelius Castoriadis: The Imaginary Institution 12. The Normative Content of Modernity Excursus on Luhmann's Appropriation of the Philosophy of the Subject through Systems Theory Notes Name Index Subject and Title more

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