Solo : Postmodern Explorations
Solo: Postmodern Explorations provides a postmodern approach to technoscience and economics. Sassower pulls together postmodern motifs and attitudes with his own experience to provide a unique perspective on political history and economics. Solo raises the question of whether it is possible to be an objective observer and what that means for scholarship, especially when it concerns making assessments of other cultures in the developing world. Sassower questions the usefulness of applying external economic measurements on the economic development of these countries.
- Hardback | 204 pages
- 154.94 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 476.27g
- 10 Nov 2011
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
Table of contents
1 Introduction 2 Chapter 1: Brazil 3 Chapter 2: Argentina 4 Chapter 3: Chile 5 Chapter 4: Paris 6 Chapter 5: Israel 7 Chapter 6: U.K. & Spain 8 Bibliography
In Solo, Raphael Sassower takes his readers on a remarkable personal and philosophical journey. Interweaving intimate observations and intellectual meditations, he takes snapshots of amazing places and a specific moment of academic debate, while offering a meaningful and moving tour of some of the central questions of Western thought. In the wake of the Arab Spring and amid the ongoing global financial crisis, he provides valuable insights into the meaning of globalization, the contours of development, and the notion of the third world. -- C. Richard King, Washington State University In his original and daring volume, Raphael Sassower invented something radically new and surprisingly, fulfilling a strong need that exists in the modern culture. Solo is quite a journey through familiar and recognizable external landscapes intervened with brave explorations of unknown and rarely explored internal dimensions of the human mind and soul. The author's honesty and skill in self-observation make his writing intimate and informative at the same time, and by the end of the journey, we are left with the gift of sharing the experience with the stranger who has shown us the new world, and we feel grateful and enriched. -- Olga Yahontova Sassower's Solo left me breathless: a philosopher's cruelly honest report on encounters between cognitive formulations and recesses of the self, intimate world and outer reality, solitude of the individual and partnership of humanity. Sassower is at his best confronting human suffering and exploitation, addressing current politics and the economy of nations, and intimate relations. Solo makes a seemingly light reading, captivating and inviting the reader to celebrate with its author an exceptionally rare and extreme occasion. It is a dual excursion, touring both space and time, public spheres and private domains. Peregrinations through continents blend with wandering along cutting-edge philosophical shores, acute socio-cultural diagnoses intertwine with courageous personal insights. Sassower is a prolific philosopher; in Solo he is coming of age-a towering thinker. -- Nathaniel Laor, Tel-Aviv University
About Raphael Sassower
Raphael Sassower is professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and author of War Images: Fabricating Reality.