Consequences of Enlightenment / Edition 1

Consequences of Enlightenment / Edition 1

by Anthony J. Cascardi, A. J. Cascardi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521484901

ISBN-13: 9780521484909

Pub. Date: 12/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

What is the relationship between contemporary intellectual culture and the European Enlightenment? In Consequences of Enlightenment, Anthony Cascardi revisits the arguments advanced in Horkheimer and Adorno's seminal work Dialectic of Enlightenment. Cascardi argues that postmodern culture does not reject Enlightenment beliefs and explores the link between

Overview

What is the relationship between contemporary intellectual culture and the European Enlightenment? In Consequences of Enlightenment, Anthony Cascardi revisits the arguments advanced in Horkheimer and Adorno's seminal work Dialectic of Enlightenment. Cascardi argues that postmodern culture does not reject Enlightenment beliefs and explores the link between aesthetics and politics in thinkers as diverse as Habermas, Derrida, Arendt, Nietzsche, Hegel and Wittgenstein. He reverses the tendency to see art simply in terms of the worldly practices among which it is situated. Aesthetic objects, he argues, are themselves capable of disclosing truth.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521484909
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2010
Series:
Literature, Culture, Theory Series, #30
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; 1. The consequences of enlightenment; 2. Aesthetics as critique; 3. The difficulty of art; 4. Communication and transformation: aesthetics and politics in Habermas and Arendt; 5. The role of aesthetics in the radicalisation of democracy; 6. Infinite reflection and the shape of praxis; 7. Feeling and/as force.

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