Enlightenment's Wake: Politics and Culture at the Close of the Modern Age

Enlightenment's Wake: Politics and Culture at the Close of the Modern Age

by John Gray (2)
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415163358

ISBN-13: 9780415163354

Pub. Date: 08/28/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Now in paperback, Enlightenment's Wake stakes out the elements of John Gray's new position. He argues that all schools of contemporary political thought are variations on the Enlightenment Project - the Westernizing project of a universal civilization - and that this Enlightenment Project has proved self-undermining and is now exhausted. Fresh thought is

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Now in paperback, Enlightenment's Wake stakes out the elements of John Gray's new position. He argues that all schools of contemporary political thought are variations on the Enlightenment Project - the Westernizing project of a universal civilization - and that this Enlightenment Project has proved self-undermining and is now exhausted. Fresh thought is needed on the dilemmas of the late modern age.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415163354
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
1Against the new liberalism1
2Notes toward a definition of the political thought of Tlon11
3Toleration: a post-liberal perspective18
4Enlightenment, illusion and the fall of the Soviet state31
5The post-communist societies in transition34
6Agnostic liberalism64
7The undoing of conservatism87
8After the new liberalism120
9From post-liberalism to pluralism131
10Enlightenment's wake144
Notes185
Index196

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